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The IP Academy is the education and training arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). IPOS is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. IP Academy is a leading centre for excellence in IP education, and its mission is to grow a vibrant network of skilled IP professionals and users through quality education.

Jointly organised by the IP Academy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore, in conjunction with IP Week 2018, this seminar aims to give participants a bird’s eye view of how international trade has affected national IP laws and policies, and vice versa. Participants will also walk away with practical tips on trade negotiations, as our distinguished panel of speakers share and discuss on the following IP and trade related issues:

–          Policy implications of trade competitiveness and IP

–          Keys issues of IP in international trade negotiations and how will ASEAN benefit from negotiating as a bloc on these issues?

–          Practical considerations in negotiating IP provisions in trade agreements


Fees: Normal – $321.00 (incl GST) / GFIP delegates – $267.50 (incl.GST

Registration**Click here to register

**Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of seats.


 Seminar Outline

Time Topic Speaker
9.00 am to 9.30 am Registration
9.30 am to 10.15 am Introduction to IP and International Trade  Prof David Llewelyn                   Deputy Dean, School of Law,  Singapore Management University
10.15 am to 11.00 am Key IP Issues in Trade Negotiation  Ms Mary Elizabeth Chelliah   Principal Trade Specialist,            Ministry of Trade and Industry

Head (Academic Branch),                    MTI Trade Academy

11.00 am to 11.30 am Networking Tea Break
11.30 am to 12.30 pm Practical Considerations in International Trade Negotiations  Ms Danielle Yeow                      Deputy Director-General,     International Affairs Division

Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore

12.30 pm to 1.00 pm Panel Discussion + Q & A


All speakers, moderated by         Ms Diyanah Baharudin              Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
1.00 pm End of Programme  


(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, details of the seminar may be subject to change.)