IPOS signs MoU with Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

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IPOS Chief Executive Mr Daren Tang (right) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Patent and Trademark Office President Dr Habip Asan.

IPOS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) on 26 Sep 2018, as both countries continue to strengthen existing IP systems and cooperation activities, ahead of the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Turkey bilateral relations in 2019.

The MoU was signed by IPOS Chief Executive, Mr Daren Tang, and TURKPATENT President, Dr Habip Asan, on the sidelines of the 58th World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assemblies 2018. The MoU establishes a framework for bilateral cooperation between IPOS and TURKPATENT, including exchanges of information and best practices in IP, joint organisation of IP-related activities, joint IP promotion and activities relating to of IP commercialisation.

Turkey is situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, while Singapore sits between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Both countries share similarities as both serve as important gateways to their respective regions and benefit from free and open trade. Turkey and Singapore have enjoyed strong bilateral ties, with the Turkey Singapore Free Trade Agreement signed and ratified in 2017.