Ministry of Science and Technology founded. Responsibilities include overseeing
Intellectual Property matters.
Launching of NEM, the New Economic Mechanism reform plan
Intellectual Property system announced by the Council of Ministers:
1993 Ministry of Science and Technology becomes Science, Technology and Environment Organisation (STENO).
1995 Lao PDR joins World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on January 17.
1998 October 8, Lao PDR becomes signatory to the Paris Convention
1999 STENO becomes the Science, Technology and Environment Agency, or STEA, attached to the Prime Minister's Office.
The Intellectual Property division within this department is responsible for the protection of :
DISM also registers trademarks for use within the Lao PDR.