Singapore posits itself as an IP Hub with the growing emphasis on intellectual property (IP) becoming an important part of the global economy. With a 40% increase in patent and trademark filings over the past decade, Singapore is poised to ride on this trend with its strong legal and financial systems and plans to develop Singapore as Asia’s IP Hub.


The EuroCham IPR committee seeks to promote IP best practices and protect IP rights in Singapore and the region. Working with a multitude of stakeholders, the committee is comprised of senior level representatives from major European companies across many industries and aligns itself with Singapore’s goal of being an IP Hub in the region.


Mr Simon Jim, Managing Director, Brand M.O. (Chairman)
Ms Sharmini Lohadhasan, Counsel for Trade Marks and Copyright, BP Singapore (Vice Chairman)


– EuroCham publication: Illicit Trade Environment Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit

– Product training with Singapore Customs, ICA, Police IP branch

– Annual dialogue with ASEAN Customs officials

– ‘IP Key’ project grant with EU IP Office to promote IP research and capacity building

– Industry collaboration with Singapore authorities on IP best practices and anti-illicit trade prevention


– Anti-illicit trade education and awareness campaigns

– Border enforcement (passenger and cargo)

– Digital enforcement with platform operators

– Free Trade Zones monitoring and enforcements


– Singapore Customs

– Immigration and Checkpoints Authority

– Singapore Police IP Branch

– EU IP Office

– South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk


For more information about the IPR Committee, please contact the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Elgin Seah at elgin.seah@eurocham.org.sg.