Contributed by: Lenon Ong, Sze Yuan Lim, and Benjamin Ho of the IPSA Core Team
On 8 November 2019, the NUS Intellectual Property Students’ Association had a meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Singapore Office to discuss potential collaborations to raise awareness of intellectual property (“IP”) rights!
WIPO was created in 1967 to “lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all”. With its current state membership at 192, WIPO provides member states access to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Madrid Protocol, its International Alternative Dispute Resolution services, and inter alia, the Hague System.
The WIPO Singapore Office seeks to promote the benefits and effective use of WIPO services to potential users in the ASEAN region. Keep a lookout for news of our upcoming collaboration!
The Intellectual Property Students’ Association (IPSA) was formed in 2016 as an informal student-run community with keen interests in intellectual property (IP). Today, as a formalised student interest group within NUS Faculty of Law, IPSA's renewed mission is to raise awareness of IP rights and IP-related issues such as confidentiality and business skills by facilitating the sharing of knowledge within the club. Additionally, IPSA provides legal support to its beneficiaries and partners, allowing student-members to catch a glimpse of legal practice as an IP practitioner. IPSA has also consistently provided inputs and recommendations to IP-related Bills tabled in the Parliament of Singapore.
Our members have expressed interests in the areas of : (1) Arts, Design & Media, (2) Privacy & Information Technology, and (3) Start-ups & Enterprise. At IPSA, members are given opportunities to engage with start-ups and schools, and share their knowledge in IP. Members also attend numerous IP and technology conferences such as InnovFest Unbound, IP Week, and TechLaw.Fest in Singapore.
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