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During that time, the Society decided to set up their headquarters in Munich, Germany because it was the center for the protection of industrial property and related research in Europe. Another reason is that the German Patent Office, which is well-known for its achievements in intellectual property protection  not just in Europe but worldwide is located in the city. <ref>[http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=asip_foundation&lang=en History]</ref>
 
During that time, the Society decided to set up their headquarters in Munich, Germany because it was the center for the protection of industrial property and related research in Europe. Another reason is that the German Patent Office, which is well-known for its achievements in intellectual property protection  not just in Europe but worldwide is located in the city. <ref>[http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=asip_foundation&lang=en History]</ref>
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==Programs==
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# ASIP signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Law at the University of Jordan to develop a Simulated IP Tribunal also known as the “Moot Court Competition” to provide and enhance the law students with legal knowledge in the field of IP.<ref>[http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=moot_court_competition&lang=en Moot Court Competition]</ref> The Moot Court Competition is part of the society’s effort to increase the awareness regarding IP in the Arab Region. At present ASIP is working to establish Memorandum of Understanding with other Arab Universities to adopt the Moot Court Competition.
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#The Society conducts a “Roundtables Series” in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). The monthly program is facilitated by experts and discuss laws and regulations related to IP rights. Its main objective is to broaden the IP awareness among the members of the society. <ref>[http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=roundtables_series&lang=en Roundtables Series]</ref>
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# Geographical (GI) Indications Conference- ASIP first organized the conference in 2005 with the help of the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) and UAE Minister of Economy and Planning Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimini. The main purpose of the GI conference is to provide local Arab entrepreneurs with technical support and to examine the situation of Arab investment and industries to be able to create plans and gather support from competent international organizations.<ref>[ http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=gi_conference&lang=en GI Conference]</ref>
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# ASIP provides “Short Term Courses” in the different fields of IP. The courses lasts 2 days to one week in the form of trainings and workshop conducted by IP experts from local Universities and Ministry of Industry and Trade. <ref>[http://aspip.org/page.aspx?page_key=short_term_courses&lang=en Short Term Courses]</ref>
     
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