World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Singapore Office

The WIPO Singapore Office (WSO) was established in 2005. With growing economies, significant intellectual property (IP) creators and attractive markets, the global IP system is critically important to the ASEAN Region. The office seeks to increase innovation and creativity in the ASEAN region by promoting effective use of WIPO services such as the PCT, Madrid and Hague Systems.

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Regional Workshop on the Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of the Beijing and Marrakesh Treaties, Singapore (Photo: WIPO). More photos on Flickr.

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We regularly participate in IP related events in the ASEAN region to further promote the social and economic importance and value of the IP system.

WIPO services in ASEAN countries

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

PCT System for patents

All countries in the region, except Cambodia and Myanmar, are members of the PCT system for the international protection of patents.

Madrid System for trademarks

Cambodia, the Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam are members of the Madrid System for the international registration of trademarks.

Hague System for industrial designs

Brunei Darussalam and Singapore are members of the Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs.

ASEAN countries and WIPO initiatives

PATENTSCOPE

Users can conduct searches in this free collection of over 45 million patent documents – including  international patent applications submitted under the PCT and the national patent collections of Singapore and Viet Nam – in English and ten other languages.

Global Brand Database

Users can search over 17 million records relating to internationally protected trademarks and national trademark data collections from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Singapore.

TISCs

Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high quality technology information and related services. There are more than 25 TISCs in the Philippines.

WIPO GREEN

Through this online marketplace, we help connect ASEAN seekers and providers of new environmental solutions with other seekers and providers of cutting-edge green technology and services around the world.

WIPO Re:Search

The aim of this public/private sector consortium is to promote the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.

IP infrastructure modernization

Our dedicated specialist provides services to IP offices in the region, including:

  • on-site assessments /analysis of: data volumes, backlog, resources, IT infrastructure and automation status;
  • information gathering to prepare a customized WIPO automation package;
  • training and technical support in management and administration of our industrial property automation system (IPAS);
  • assistance in preparing technical specifications for hardware procurement or software development.

Education and research

WIPO Academy

Our Professional Development Program offers training for government officials from developing countries, while our Summer Schools provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP.

Study visits

We welcome study visits by small groups (20 participants) on a self-financing basis.  Programs may cover a short course on various aspects of the IP system.  We also assist in organizing study visits to IP-related institutions in Singapore.

WIPO-ASEAN study

The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property to Enhance Competitiveness in Select Industries in ASEAN

This study analyzed the impact of IP on various economic sectors in  ASEAN member states, and the manner in which companies in these sectors had been making use of the different elements of IP to leverage their competitiveness, promote trade and create jobs.  It is based on a detailed survey carried out in all the countries.

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