The intellectual property (IP) laws in the newly industrializing countries (NICs) belonging to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have undergone fast changes in the last two decades. All Asian nations have been hard pressed to undertake substantial changes in their existing laws and to upgrade them in light of their outstanding obligations under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), as well as the ever-broadening international IP regime.