Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
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Agency overview
Formed April 2001 (2001-04)
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 51 Bras Basah Road, #01-01 Manulife Centre, Singapore 189554
Agency executives
  • Dr Stanley Lai[1], Chairman
  • Daren Tang Heng Shim[2], Chief Executive
Parent agency Ministry of Law

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Law of the Singapore Government. 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". Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Intellectual Property Office of Singapore". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  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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