WIPO sets up first Asian arbitration centre in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established an arbitration and mediation centre in Singapore.

The centre is the first of its kind outside of Europe and aims to provide low cost dispute resolution services on intellectual property.

Come January 2010, WIPO’s arbitration and mediation centre will open here at Maxwell Chambers.


Proposed changes to Singapore Patent System

The proposed changes to the patent system are now open for public consultation.
IPOS is inviting the public to comments and offer suggestions on the proposed changes.
The closing date for submission is 14 August 2009.

The aim of this exercise is to obtain comments and suggestions on the following aspects of Singapore’s patent system:
•       Self-assessment regime
•       Application Process
•       Extension of time
•       Restoration
•       Renewal reminder
•       Second or subsequent new medical use claims

The consultation documents and response template can be found on the IPOS website at http://www.ipos.gov.sg/topNav/leg/Public+Consultations.htm
You can submit your comment using the template through e-mail to ipos_iplawfeedback@ipos.gov.sg