Past Events Highlights

WIPO−Singapore Summer School 2015


The WIPO−Singapore Summer School 2015 exemplified another successful collaboration between the WIPO Academy and the IP Academy. Held in May 2015, 17 students and young professionals from 5 different countries converged in Singapore for two weeks of intensive learning, sharing and networking. The participants were given an opportunity to learn and to gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development, as well as to understand the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP.

The diversity and background of the students and lecturers make the Summer School a truly international forum for discussion and exchange of ideas with a focus on IP.

This is the third time the WIPO Academy and the IP Academy have partnered on the WIPO−Singapore Summer School series.

Reported by:
Felix Lim
Manager (Marketing and Projects), IP Academy (Singapore)

Seminar in Kuwait – “Copyright Laws & Current Issues – An Overview, Discussion and Analysis”


IP Academy broke new grounds when we conducted a three-day seminar on “Copyright Laws and Current Issues” in Kuwait, as part of our strategic collaboration with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Following the successful completion of the seminar in May 2015, there are ongoing discussions on the outline of an MOU between GCC and the IP Academy which include plans for a joint GCC-IPA certificate programme, as well as the transformation of the current IP Training Centre (GCC-IPTC) into an IP Academy for the GCC member states.

Tax Considerations and Challenges Affecting IP


IP Academy conducted an advanced−level seminar on 14 May 2015 that aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the issues, developments and skills required for successful IP tax planning. Participants of this half-day seminar had benefited from the insights of experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wong Partnership, the NUS Centre for Law and Business, and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) on the tax considerations at each stage of the IP lifecycle, strategic tax planning in IP for MNCs and challenges arising from initiatives to combat Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS).  IP Academy is also greatly appreciative of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals for supporting this seminar.

Reported by:
Kristin Wu
Senior Executive, IP Academy (Singapore)