World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Singapore Office

With growing economies, significant intellectual property (IP) creators and attractive markets, the global IP system is critically important to the ASEAN Region. The WIPO Office in Singapore seeks to increase innovation and creativity in the ASEAN region by promoting effective use of IP services such as the PCT, Madrid and Hague.

The Office helps member states to improve understanding and respect for IP, as well as working together to increase awareness of IP, improve their IP systems, streamline processes and develop their staff.

An important role for the Office is to assist in the implementation of the ASEAN Working Group on IP Cooperation’s IP Rights Action Plan 2011-2015.

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To help promote WIPO’s strategic goals and to build IP capacity in the region, the Singapore Office organizes and participates in a wide range of activities including the organization of:

  • roundtables of experts;
  • workshops and training programs;
  • study visits of foreign delegations to share Singapore’s successful experiences in relation to IP;
  • expert and advisory missions; and,
  • participating in national IP and innovation themed events.

The Office also participates in conferences and exhibitions both in Singapore and the region to further promote the social and economic importance and value of the IP system.

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The Office works closely with intergovernmental organizations based in Singapore and in the region, such as the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat and the European Commission, as well as non-governmental organizations such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and the international organization of mechanical rights societies (BIEM).

The Office is always interested in hearing from IP-related organisations keen to work collaboratively to increase IP awareness and capacity in the region. To express your interest in working with the Office please contact us.

In Singapore we work with a wide range of stakeholders, among them are:

  • the Ministry of Law of Singapore;
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore;
  • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS);
  • IP Academy; Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A* STAR), and its commercialization arm Exploit;
  • the National University of Singapore through its faculties of Business, Engineering and Law;
  • Nanyang Polytechnic; and
  • the Nanyang Technological University through its Innovation and Technology Transfer Office.

Services & resources

Arbitration and mediation

The Singapore Office of WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center offers guidance and training in IP dispute resolution.


A range of useful resources that relate to IP in the ASEAN Region.

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