The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. We are an innovation agency that uses our IP expertise and networks to drive Singapore’s future growth. Our focus is on helping enterprises grow through IP and innovation strategies, developing skills and expertise in these areas, and creating a vibrant ecosystem where today’s ideas become tomorrow’s assets.
A global partner for an intellectual property-driven economy
We foster innovation and creativity by building a vibrant and robust IP-enabled ecosystem for Singapore's future growth.
OUR CORPORATE TAGLINE:
Ideas Today. Assets Tomorrow.
CE Office Departments
The Hearings and Mediation Department facilitates the resolution of disputes relating to the registration of Trademarks, Patents, Registered Designs and Plant Varieties Protection. It also deals with all interlocutory matters arising from the disputes such as applications for extensions of time, applications to amend pleadings and applications to file further evidence.
The International Engagement Department supports IPOS' vision by establishing relationships with IP stakeholders outside Singapore, including government agencies, institutions, inventors, creators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others. The Department also seeks to position Singapore as a vibrant marketplace for IP transactions and commercialisation.
The Partnership and Programme Department supports IPOS’ vision by working with other IPOS departments and its subsidiaries to understand and engage its stakeholders and customers in a timely and pro-active manner.
The Department does this through various platforms, outreach activities and programmes as well as via IP101, IPOS’ integrated one-stop service centre, that not only offers a comprehensive suite of products and services but also allows our
customers and partners to tap on our networks to meet their IP needs.
The Strategic Planning and Policy Department works with the management team to chart the strategic direction for IPOS.
Corporate Services Cluster
The Human Capital Department supports IPOS to attract, develop, nurture and retain talent, in support of IPOS' organisational goals.
The Information Technology Department provides InfoComm Technology (ICT) services to ensure the deployment and support of secured, reliable and robust business applications, eServices and IT infrastructure.
The Knowledge & Workspace Department supports the creation, retention and sharing of knowledge critical to IPOS in meeting its organisational goals. The department also administers support to IPOS' daily operations.
The Legal Department stewards and facilitates the formulation and development of national IP policy, ensuring that national IP laws remain relevant in our fast-changing world. The department also represents Singapore’s interests in IP matters at various international forums and during treaty/trade agreement negotiations.
The IP Management and Markets Department helps both the private and public sectors to build IP management capabilities at the organisational level so as to enable organisations to better utilise their intangible assets and increase their competitive advantage.
The Finance Department is made up of Finance and Procurement teams. The department ensures IPOS' financial resources are efficiently managed through proper allocation of resources and funds management.
The Registries of Patents, Designs & Plant Varieties are responsible for administering the Patents, Registered Designs and Plant Varieties Protection Act, as well as the processing and granting of the corresponding rights in Singapore.
The Registry of Trade Marks is responsible for administering the Trade Marks Act, as well as the processing and granting of trademark rights in Singapore.
Learn about how you can leverage on ASEAN’s IP regimes and services, to formulate and execute business strategies that help you effectively capitalise on your ideas and innovations.
- ASEAN TMview - Use this online trade mark information platform to access information on trade mark registrations and applications in ASEAN
- ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) - ASPEC allows applicants in participating countries to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently
- Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) - Through the PCT, applicants can seek patent protection for inventions in 148 countries, just by filing one international patent application
- Madrid Protocol - The Madrid Protocol allows a trade mark owner to seek protection of the trade mark in several countries simultaneously by filing one application with a single office
- Hague Agreement - The Hague Agreement allows businesses to register their industrial designs internationally, simply by filing one single international application.
- ASEAN IP Utilisation Case Studies - Find out through case studies how the effective use of IP has aided economic development in the ASEAN region
For registration procedures at IPOS, please visit www.ipos.gov.sg for details.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS
If the links provided become unavailable, please access the legislation from Singapore Statutes Online