Memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on Monday, 21 September 2015. MOU will improve international collaboration between the two IP offices, on issues regarding to copyright, patents, trademark and design.
UK Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe said:
“Singapore is an influential voice on issues of intellectual property in the ASEAN region. Support from IP leaders is invaluable in developing robust global frameworks across the ASEAN region. This MOU will allow the UK and Singapore to share best practices in areas such as intellectual property rights protection, IP-related research and the streamlining of IP court processes.”
Mr Tan Yih San, Chief Executive of IPOS, commented:
“We are pleased to formalise our cooperation with the UK on innovation and intellectual property rights. This MOU reaffirms our mutual commitment to increase cross-border IP cooperation and provide a robust IP system for businesses and creators looking to expand into the UK, and those seeking to venture into the ASEAN region.”