The 2nd edition of the Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia), jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Design Centre, came to a successful close on 7 December 2012. More than 1,400 intellectual property professionals and government officials from 23 countries and regions took part in the conference. The event attracted twice as many participants as attended last year’s inaugural forum. Nearly 40 prominent speakers participated in the event’s panel discussions and sessions, with topics ranging from trademarks and licensing to the latest software copyright trends, and IP in biotechnology and traditional Chinese medicine. 83% of respondents this year rated the conference as “Excellent” and “Good”. 98% of them indicated their keen interest to attend the next BIP Asia Forum, which will be held on 5-6 December 2013.