Find out what has been happening at IP Academy in the past months!
Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Jinan University
On 13 January 2016, China’s Jinan University and IP Academy Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining cooperation to promote knowledge and capabilities in the field of intellectual property.
The MOU was signed by Professor Zhu Yikun, Dean of Jinan University Law School/College of IP and Ms Chiam Lu Lin, Executive Director of IP Academy Singapore. As part of the agreement, the parties will engage in capacity-building activities and co-develop training programmes, such as an IP elective module delivered by IP Academy for Jinan University.
3rd Development in IP Law Series
“Developments in IP Law”, IP Academy’s annual signature programme for the legal fraternity, returned in January 2015. The sessions comprised three half-day seminars covering the three main domains of IP – Copyright, Patents, and Trade Marks/Passing Off.
Each session at the Carlton Hotel saw over a hundred participants each, with the session on patents proving the most popular. Speakers at the sessions, comprising academics, practitioners, and public sector officers, outlined IP law developments in Singapore from 2015, and also looked at developments in other countries including the UK, EU, US and Australia.
IP Academy Conducts Training under Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme
IP Academy conducted a five-day customised training course on ‘Promotion of Effective Intellectual Property Protection’ for Asian and ASEAN participants in November 2015. The training course was jointly sponsored by the Singapore Cooperation Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, under the Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century.
In its fourth run, the training course enabled participants to learn from one another and from distinguished speakers from Japan and Singapore. Four speakers from Japan flew in to share their experiences in promoting effective IP protection. From Singapore, speakers gave participants a multi-faceted view of IP enforcement from the perspectives of the public sector, the private sector, academia, and international organisations.