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Enterprises to benefit as Singapore furthers IP cooperation with the Republic of Korea
Enterprises to benefit as Singapore furthers IP cooperation with the Republic of Korea
With effect from 1st July 2020, enterprises will benefit from a new intellectual property (IP) cooperation between Singapore and the Republic of Korea (ROK). This partnership will allow innovative enterprises swifter access to markets in both countries.
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Mrs Rena Lee appointed as new Chief Executive of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Mrs Rena Lee appointed as new Chief Executive of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Mrs Rena Lee (陈惠菁) will be appointed as the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) from 1 Aug 2020. She will succeed Mr Daren Tang, who will be leaving IPOS to take up the appointment as the Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
IPOS Director named as World Intellectual Property Review’s Influential Women in IP 2020
IPOS Director named as World Intellectual Property Review’s Influential Women in IP 2020
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is pleased to announce that Ms Sharmaine Wu, Director of Patents, Designs and Plant Varieties Department (PDPV), has been named as World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)’s Influential Women in IP 2020.
Singaporean Daren Tang officially appointed as the next WIPO Director General
Singaporean Daren Tang officially appointed as the next WIPO Director General
Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has been officially appointed as the next Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is a specialised United Nations (UN) agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, with 193 member states and an annual revenue in excess of S$600 million. Mr Tang will take over the helm of WIPO on 1 October 2020 for a term of six years. This marks the first time a Singaporean will lead a UN agency and WIPO’s first Director General from Asia.
Singapore to offer the world’s fastest patent application to grant
Singapore to offer the world’s fastest patent application to grant
In conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Day1 2020 celebrations themed “Innovate for a Green Future”, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will offer a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just six months, starting from 4 May 2020. The programme – the SG Patent Fast Track - is the world’s fastest application-to-grant process of its kind.
Business owners and entrepreneurs to gain access to intellectual property course during Singapore’s ‘COVID-19 Circuit Breaker’ period
Business owners and entrepreneurs to gain access to intellectual property course during Singapore’s ‘COVID-19 Circuit Breaker’ period
IPOS International and the Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS) jointly offer full complimentary access to a nine-hour online training course on leveraging a company’s intellectual property (IP) assets for business growth, from 13 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, which coincides with Singapore’s COVID-19 ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.  
IPOS ranked as world’s most innovative intellectual property office 2020
IPOS ranked as world’s most innovative intellectual property office 2020
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) ranked by leading practitioner-led publication World Trademark Review (WTR) as the world’s most innovative intellectual property (IP) office for the first time.
Enterprises to benefit as IPOS obtains ISO 9001 certification for all key patent processes
Enterprises to benefit as IPOS obtains ISO 9001 certification for all key patent processes
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has successfully renewed its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification which extends to its full suite of key patent processes for both national and international patent applications.
Singapore’s Candidate Nominated by WIPO Coordination Committee (CoCo) for Position of WIPO Director General
Singapore’s Candidate Nominated by WIPO Coordination Committee (CoCo) for Position of WIPO Director General
The Coordination Committee of the United Nations (UN) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially nominated Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of IPOS, as their Director General (DG) nominee. This is the first time a Singapore national has won nomination to the leadership position of any UN agency.
Designers to get greater assurance in industrial designs protection as Singapore signs on to the Locarno Agreement
Designers to get greater assurance in industrial designs protection as Singapore signs on to the Locarno Agreement
19 March 2020 will see the Locarno Agreement coming into effect which will simplify the search processes and identification of class classification when filing for industrial design protection.
IPOS and SGX launch pilot programme to help companies identify and communicate the value of intangible assets information to stakeholders
IPOS and SGX launch pilot programme to help companies identify and communicate the value of intangible assets information to stakeholders
In an effort to promote greater intangible assets (IA) awareness and understanding among companies and wider business community and also help investors make sharper investment decisions, IPOS and SGX have partnered to launch the IDEAS programme.
IPOS International certifies inaugural cohort of intangible assets specialists
IPOS International certifies inaugural cohort of intangible assets specialists
Congratulations to our inaugural batch of 40 graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management!
IPOS welcomes Dr Ming Tan as Managing Director of IPOS International
IPOS welcomes Dr Ming Tan as Managing Director of IPOS International
IPOS welcomes Dr Ming Tan as Managing Director of its new subsidiary, IPOS International.
Singapore and China deepen cooperations in innovation and intellectual property
Singapore and China deepen cooperations in innovation and intellectual property
IPOS International signed a tripartite agreement with the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administrative Committee and the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC, formerly known as SSGKC) to continue collaboration to develop the broader intellectual property ecosystems between both countries.
IPOS International expands IP collaborations with Japan through Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC)
IPOS International expands IP collaborations with Japan through Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC)
IPOS International signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC) on 14 November 2019 in Singapore. This is the first time IPCC has signed an MoU with an overseas organisation.
IPOS International signs tripartite agreement with China and Singapore universities to grow IP capabilities
IPOS International signs tripartite agreement with China and Singapore universities to grow IP capabilities
IPOS International has signed a tripartite agreement with two institutes of higher learning, China’s Jinan University and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), to collaborate on capability development in intangible assets and intellectual property management.
IPOS International Collaborates With Russian Venture Capital Fund and Innovative Sportswear Enterprise
IPOS International Collaborates With Russian Venture Capital Fund and Innovative Sportswear Enterprise
IPOS International signs its first tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a leading Russian venture capital fund and global enterprise for innovative sportswear materials.
New IPOS entity to help Singapore firms take intangible assets to market
New IPOS entity to help Singapore firms take intangible assets to market
Singapore, 28 August 2019 – THE Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched IPOS International – a new entity that will support the growth of businesses through the commercialisation of their intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP), both in Singapore and globally. The announcement was made by Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing at the opening ceremony of IP Week @ SG 2019 on Tuesday.
IPOS launches new subsidiary to help IP commercialisation
IPOS launches new subsidiary to help IP commercialisation
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched a subsidiary, IPOS International, to supplement its offerings to promote business growth. IPOS International will provide strategy and management services to both corporations and wider industries to support the commercialisation of intangible assets, specifically IP.
IPOS launches new unit to help businesses commercialise intangible assets
IPOS launches new unit to help businesses commercialise intangible assets
One of the programmes offered is illuminate for enterprise, which can assess firms' IP management status. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has set up a subsidiary that aims to support business growth through the commercialisation of their intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP), an announcement revealed.
IPOS sets up new company to help firms commercialise their intellectual property
IPOS sets up new company to help firms commercialise their intellectual property
Singapore, 27 August 2019—Firms looking to commercialise their patents, trademarks and brands will get help from a government-established company to do so, as Singapore seeks to become a trusted global hub of intellectual property (IP). Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing announced the launch of Ipos International on Tuesday (Aug 27) at the opening of an annual conference.
Eyes on the Invisible and Intangible
Eyes on the Invisible and Intangible
Minister Indranne Rajah (Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education) talks about the impact of intangible assets and intellectual property on the future economy and opportunities they may bring.