Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
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Agency overview
Formed1 April 2001; 21 years ago (2001-04-01)
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters1 Paya Lebar Link, #11-03, PLQ 1, Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 408533
Agency executives
  • Dr Stanley Lai, Chairman[1]
  • Rena Lee, Chief Executive[2]
Parent agencyMinistry of Law

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law of the Government of Singapore. IPOS advises on and administers intellectual property (IP) laws, promotes IP awareness, and provides the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapore.

IPOS has been appointed an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for patent applications filed in accordance with the Patent Co-operation Treaty since 9 October 2015.[3]


Singapore is a member of the following international conventions:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Intellectual Property Office of Singapore". Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Rena Lee to succeed Daren Tang as chief executive of Singapore's IP office". CNA. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ "New IPOS appointments clear path for access to international patent systems". Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ IPOS web site, About Us. Consulted on 23 December 2009. Archived 25 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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