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Singapore and China sign MOU on trademark cooperation

SINGAPORE and China will enhance their exchanges on trademark registration, examination practices, protection, and enforcement, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday.

The MOU was signed by Tan Yih San, chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and Liu Yuting, Vice-Minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the People's Republic of China.

Said Mr Tan: "This MOU strengthens the linkages between the two countries' trade mark and brands. It facilitates Chinese companies' effort to expand their operations in Singapore and the larger ASEAN region. It will also welcome Singapore companies and MNCs based in Singapore to have greater access to the China market with their trade marks and brands."

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