Past Events Highlights

IP Academy celebrates World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015 with Singapore!

IP World Day

In April, Singapore celebrated World IP Day 2015 like never before as the arts and heritage district of Singapore – Bras Basah and Bugis (BBB) – came to life with “Streets of Creativity” – a pilot project organised and led by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in conjunction with the nation’s celebration of SG50 this year.

Among the furore of activities and programmes lined up in April, the IP Academy purposefully organised an array of courses and trainings in the month of April and launched its very own e-publication “The IPA Beacon” on World Intellectual Property (IP) Day.

“World IP Day is part of an international movement aimed at increasing public awareness of IP. As a family and subsidiary to IPOS, the IP Academy is proud to join other establishments in the arts and creative community in the BBB precinct to further promote IP awareness and respect.” said Mr Kok Kitt-Wai, Director (Programmes and Operations), IP Academy.

Ms Trina Ha, Acting-Director, Graduate Studies and Thought Leadership, IP Academy, and Editor-in-Chief of “The IPA Beacon” added, “We’ve decided to launch our e-publication in April in celebration of World IP Day. This is a meaningful and exciting journey for us – through “The IPA Beacon”, the IP Academy endeavours to reach out to the wider local and regional business community, delivering content in the realm of IP that is educational and practical but also thought-provoking. Through this e-publication, readers in the business community will be kept abreast of the relevant local and international IP trends and developments, and gain a deeper understanding of how to utilise IP in the operational and strategic aspects of their businesses.”

Details on the precinct activities can be found on the World IP Day 2015 website at and

Reported by:
Pearlyn Yap
Assistant Director (Programmes), IP Academy (Singapore) and
Communications & Engagement Department, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

ALAP-IPA IP Knowledge Series: Rights and Contracts in the Publishing Industry

ALAP (May 2015)

In October 2014, the IPA entered into an agreement with the National Book Development Council of Singapore whereby both parties agreed to collaborate on the development and conduct of a co-branded series of training programmes on intellectual property law for the publishing industry and literary community under the branding of “ALAP-IPA IP Knowledge Series”.

The first programme under the Series was conducted on 27 April 2015. Titled “Rights and Contracts in the Publishing Industry”, the full-day course equipped 19 participants with knowledge on intellectual property rights and issues in the publishing industry including e-publishing / digital rights, translation rights and adaptation rights. The course also helped participants to understand the fundamentals of Copyright, Trade Marks and Contract law in the publishing industry.

The next programme under the Series (“Understanding Rights and Contracts for Writers and Illustrators”) will be held on 21 September 2015. Please click here for further programme and registration details. Register before 3 September 2015 to enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy from MDA.