5th Global Forum on Intellectual Property (25-26 August 2015)
The 5th Global Forum on Intellectual Property (GFIP), the anchor event of IP Week @ SG 2015, drew delegates hailing from some 40 countries.
Key highlights of GFIP 2015 included a special Judges’ plenary session with eminent judges from the UK, US, China and Singapore; discussions on IP and new technologies; insights into recent high-profile IP litigation cases from around the world; strategies for IP value creation; as well as a session on ASEAN Economic Integration.
Among the over 50 distinguished speakers at GFIP were:
• Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organisation
• Colin Ian Birss, QC, Judge, High Court of Justice of England and Wales
•Kenichi Nagasawa, Director and Group Executive, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters, Canon Inc.
• Etienne Sanz de Acedo, CEO, International Trademark Association
• George Wei, Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore
• Hsu Wei-Fu, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, MediaTek Inc.
GFIP participants included a record 20 Director-Generals of IP Offices, illustrious IP/legal practitioners, members of the judiciary, policy-makers, academics and business leaders. Many positive comments were received and numerous touched on the rich content of the conference, which was masterfully delivered by the distinguished panellists, as well as the excellent organisation of the conference.
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IP Academy spearheads joint programmes for building IP knowledge and capacity
As part of efforts to deepen and broaden Singapore’s knowledge and capabilities in intellectual property, IP Academy signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with leading universities and IP organisations from 25-26 August 2015.
The International IP Commercialisation Council and Renmin University of China separately committed to cooperate with the Academy in capacity building and training programmes, executive education, knowledge-sharing and raising IP awareness. Small and medium enterprises are the focus of IP Academy’s collaboration with The Singapore Institute of Technology, as the two organisations partnered to provide IP management skills training and development activities for local companies, to develop and augment their IP capabilities.
The signing of the MOUs were conducted on the sidelines of the Global Forum on Intellectual Property 2015 conference, as part of Singapore’s annual IP-centric event, IP Week @ SG.