The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. IPOS advises and administers the Intellectual Property (IP) regime, promotes IP usage and builds the expertise so as to facilitate the development of IP eco-system in Singapore. With IP fast becoming a critical asset in our economy, IPOS aims to be a trusted partner for the creators of our knowledge economy. IPOS’ vision is for Singapore to be an IP Hub of Asia.
Singapore has a Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) legislative and administrative regime that is fully compliant with international Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This means that we are compliant with, and a signatory to, the following international conventions:
As an IP regulator and policy advisor, we are committed to maintaining a robust and pro-business IP regime for the protection and commercial exploitation of IP. On the policy front, we work with economic agencies and the IP business communities to formulate and review IP policies and practices. As a promoter for IP, we have developed programmes that are accessible to the general public and businesses to raise awareness, build capabilities and provide opportunities for IP amongst the various target audience.
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