WIPO Singapore Office

Helping businesses in ASEAN protect their brands, inventions and designs overseas

The WIPO Singapore Office serves the ASEAN region by raising awareness of the importance of IP in business success, and promoting its use a driver of economic, social and cultural growth. The Office achieves this by collaborating with a range of stakeholders including SME associations, chambers of commerce, IP associations, and IP offices in the organization of promotional activities, training and capacity building projects.

With a focus on SMEs, women and the youth sector, the WIPO Singapore Office provides practical information to help people in ASEAN to use WIPO’s services to protect their IP around the world

More broadly, the WSO aims to increase innovation and creativity in the ASEAN region by promoting the benefits of all WIPO services such as the PCT System (for international invention protection) and the Hague System (for overseas protection of designs), as well as Madrid System (for protection of brands and trademarks all around the world). By doing this we play a role in the economic, social and cultural development of the region.

The WSO works collaboratively with a range of organizations including chambers of commerce and industry, intellectual property (IP) offices, IP associations and universities to raise awareness and use of the international IP systems. To find out how we might work with you to increase IP awareness in your organization, please complete this enquiry form.

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Women and IP: Stories from ASEAN

These inspirational stories of ASEAN women and their journeys with Intellectual Property showcase how innovation and creativity drives impact, making IP a powerful tool for female inventors, creators and entrepreneurs to create economic value and advance in the region. This storytelling project is a collaboration between the WIPO Singapore Office and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) under the WIPO-Singapore Government MoU.

World IP Day 2023 - Women and IP: Stories from ASEAN

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WIPO events in ASEAN region

Other IP events

We regularly organize, host or participate in IP related events in the ASEAN region to further promote the social and economic importance and value of the IP system.

WIPO services in ASEAN countries

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Singapore Office of WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center offers guidance and training in IP dispute resolution.

PCT System for patents

All countries in the region, except Myanmar, are members of the PCT system for the international protection of patents.

Madrid System for trademarks

All countries in the region except Malaysia and Myanmar.

Hague System for industrial designs

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Singapore are members of the Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs.

Video: An introduction to the International Trademark System.
Video: An introduction to the International Design System.
Video: An introduction to WIPO's IP portal

ASEAN countries and WIPO initiatives


Users can conduct searches in this free collection of patent documents – including international patent applications submitted under the PCT and the national patent collections of eight ASEAN Member States in a number of languages.

Global Brand Database

Users can search over 33 million records relating to internationally protected trademarks and national trademark data collections from nine ASEAN Member States.


Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high quality technology information and related services. There are more than 60 TISCs in the Philippines, whilst they can also be found in Malaysia and Viet Nam.


Through this online marketplace, we help connect ASEAN seekers and providers of new environmental solutions with other seekers and providers of cutting-edge green technology and services around the world.

IP infrastructure modernization

Our dedicated specialists provide services to IP offices in the region, including:

  • on-site assessments /analysis of: data volumes, backlog, resources, IT infrastructure and automation status;
  • information gathering to prepare a customized WIPO automation package;
  • training and technical support in management and administration of our industrial property automation system (IPAS);
  • assistance in preparing technical specifications for hardware procurement or software development.

Education and research

WIPO Academy

Our Professional Development Program offers training for government officials from developing countries, while our Summer Schools provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP.

Study visits

We welcome study visits by groups on a self-financing basis.  Programs may cover a short course on various aspects of the international IP system.  We also assist in organizing study visits to IP-related institutions in Singapore.


The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property to Enhance Competitiveness in Select Industries in ASEAN

This study analyzed the impact of IP on various economic sectors in  ASEAN member states, and the manner in which companies in these sectors had been making use of the different elements of IP to leverage their competitiveness, promote trade and create jobs.  It is based on a detailed survey carried out in all the countries.