The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has clinched the Number 2 spot for being the most innovative intellectual property (IP) office in the world, according to World Trademark Review (WTR), the leading global trade publication on trademark issues.

In the third edition of WTR’s annual IP Office Innovation Ranking study, Singapore has stepped up to assume the pole position in Asia, and shared its runner up ranking alongside Chile and Spain while the EU Intellectual Property Office retained its top position. WTR described IPOS, which was also a runner-up in its inaugural study in 2017, as an “innovation agency” that “has a strong focus on providing education and support in business development”.

In the 2019 study comprising 50 countries, IP offices are recognised for their “boundary-pushing tools and services”. The latest accolade for IPOS comes on the back of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 report which ranked Singapore as the fifth most innovative country among 126 nations in the world, and the most innovative country in Asia.

Source: Government of Singapore
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