... dedicated to the cooperation, education and exchange
of legal professionals between the United States and Asia.
The Asia Pacific Legal Institute
(APLI) is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote comparative
studies between the United States and Asia. It focuses on current international
trade and intellectual property issues through educational programs, seminars,
conferences, and delegation visits. The APLI is also designed to carry
out its cooperation agreements with several major institutions and agencies
in the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Through these agreements,
the APLI is involved in the following ways: to establish an International
Attorney Training Center in Beijing, China, to facilitate full-scale information,
faculty and student exchange with China and Taiwan, and to provide a forum
for policy dialogue among leaders in the industry, government, and academia.
The goal of APLI is to bring
together leaders from the two sides of the world to share resources and
investigate trade-related aspects of intellectual property problems. In
an effort to coordinate positive international relations, the APLI has
established strong ties with the People's Republic of China, Japan, Korea,
and Taiwan and continues to expand its relations with other countries
throughout the region.
By coordinating international
exchange programs and delegations, the APLI lays the foundation for future
relations between the countries' intellectual property systems and expands
cross-cultural understanding. Since its inception in 1994, the APLI has
planned and administered four high-level delegation visits, nine international
conferences, a complete summer training program, and twelve visiting scholar
programs. Judges, practitioners, scholars, and industry representatives
benefit from up-to-date information on the latest developments in the
In collaboration with the
China/Asia Project of the Dean
Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies at the George
Washington University Law School, the APLI has been invited by the
U.S. government as the only academic institution to help carry out the
February 26, 1995 agreement on intellectual property enforcement between
the United States and China.
On the other hand, APLI is
working closely with several major institutions such as the George Washington University Law School
and the University of Washington in sponsoring its highly acclaimed annual Summer Intellectual Property
Training Program and other projects.
Outside interests in the organization's
programs continues to grow. Building on the spirit of understanding through
cooperation" and "cooperation through exchange," the APLI
is seeking support from all those interested in fulfilling our international
Your comments and thoughts
on our programs and activities are very important to us. For more information,
please write to: Asia Pacific Legal Institute, 6243 Heather Glen Way,
Clarksvillw, MD 21029-1178, or contact us at (410) 480-4895 (voice), (410)
480-4896 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).