Singapore cooperates with the Philippines to promote IP commercialisation and innovation

On the sidelines of the 57th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies* of the Member States of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), IPOS and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), expressing the Offices’ intention to work together to encourage IP commercialisation and the use of IP as a tool for innovation. Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of IPOS, and Ms Josephine Santiago, Director General of IPOPHL, signed the MoC on 3 October 2017 at the headquarters of WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland.

Under the MoC, the two Offices will explore cooperation in training activities, seminars and workshops. They will also share best practices, especially in the area of IP management and commercialisation. The MoC comes just as ASEAN celebrates its 50thanniversary at the WIPO Assemblies this week, with an exhibition showcasing the IP developments in each ASEAN Member State, and an evening reception with cultural performances and national cuisines from across the Southeast Asian region.

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*The WIPO Assemblies is an annual event where hundreds of delegates from WIPO’s 191 member states congregate in Geneva for policy discussions and negotiations on the future development of IP. Read more here.