The OIPRC was one of the supporting institutions for the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network’s Annual Conference in 2021. Prof. Dev Gangjee chaired a panel on Geographical Indications protection in Asia, showcasing the research of scholars from China, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Sri Lanka. The IPIRA network was created three years ago to establish of a community of teachers and researchers who work on Asian jurisdictions, by connecting them and providing opportunities for collaboration. The network is mentored by Prof. Irene Calboli and supported by both the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).