Singapore Raises Multilateralism and Partnerships as Critical Success Factors at UN WIPO General Assembly

Singapore Raises Multilateralism and Partnerships as Critical Success Factors at UN WIPO General Assembly

2019/10/8

Singapore renewed its commitment to multilateralism, and being a trusted and neutral partner to various stakeholders in the innovation and IP communities at the 59th World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) General Assembly (GA) in Geneva. Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), also shared the key initiatives undertaken by Singapore to support the development of the regional and global innovation ecosystems.
 
In his national statement, Mr Tang affirmed the pivotal role IP offices play in driving economic growth and building social vibrancy through their ability to encourage innovation. He also shared how IPOS is transforming from an IP registry and regulator to an innovation agency, using technology to transform customer experience and working with partners in the government and private sectors to help enterprises scale-up. See Annex A for National Statement by the Singapore delegation.
 
Ranked 3rd in the world and top in Asia for the best IP protection2, Singapore is currently signatory to 14 WIPO administered treaties. Singapore is also host to the first WIPO external office in a member state – WIPO-Singapore Office – since 2005, which has organised over 161 technical assistance programmes and 88 events for some 1,600 participants.
 
Source: IPR Daily
 



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