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The SMF and SIPI inks landmark MOU with the World Intellectual Property Organization

The SMF is honoured to host the inaugural visit of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Mr Darren Tang for the signing of a landmark MOU with the SMF and SIPI on 24 August 2022!

SMF President Mr Lennon Tan and Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute Chairman Ms Audrey Yap signed the MOU with WIPO DG Tang. The MOU aims to support Singapore companies in growing their business through the strategic use of their Intellectual Property (IP).

In celebration of Singapore's 57th National Day and as first steps in operationalising this collaboration, the SMF, SIPI and WIPO will work together to select 57 SMF members across the SMF's 10 Industry Groups to pilot WIPO’s IP for Business tools and materials. Contact the SMF Secretariat at to find out more!

To read/watch the news coverage, you may click on the various links below:

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