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Singapore bags IP search and examine authority

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore can now support innovative companies based here more effectively

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'What most businesses would find valuable as well is the familiarity in the interaction with the IP Office - culturally and linguistically - and the comprehensive suite of IP products and services which it offers.' - Mr Tan

SINGAPORE'S quest to become the intellectual property (IP) hub of Asia received a major boost when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) accorded the country an important role in the international patent search and examination process.

Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (