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Singapore Launches One-Stop e-Portal for Intellectual Property Registration IP2SG system enhanced to improve accessibility to IP protection for businesses and creators

Singapore, 16 December 2014 – The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and NEC Asia Pacific today announced the phase two launch of the IP2SG system – a one-stop online platform for the registration of intellectual property in Singapore.


The launch of the IP2SG system integrates all e-filing processes for patent, trade mark and design applications into a single convenient portal. Previously, users had to use three different types of IT platforms to file different types of IP. With the new system, the filing of all types of IP can be done on a single online platform, making it easier to use, and saving time and costs.


The move to introduce IP2SG boosts Singapore’s IP infrastructure to cater to the growing demand for IP services in the region. Over the past decade, Singapore has seen a healthy increase in overall patent filings by more than 20%, from 7,908 in 2003 to 9,722 in 2013. For trade marks, a record 39,671 classes were filed in 2013. This is a 40% increase from the 28,262 classes filed four years ago in 2009.


Mr Daren Tang, Deputy Chief Executive of IPOS said, “IP2SG is part of our ongoing efforts to deliver better services to our users, and help them save time and costs in the IP filing process. With the new system, we hope to make it easier for businesses and creators to file for IP protection, and build a competitive edge with IP.”


User feedback to the new integrated system has been encouraging. Kristian Robinson, Director & Head of Patents at Spruson & Ferguson Asia said, “The streamlined IP2SG system has enabled our firm to better serve our clients, with the consolidated platform making for a simpler and more efficient filing process for intellectual property stakeholders in Singapore.”


Ooi Siew Ting, Patent Agent at Horizon IP said, “With the enhanced IP2SG system, I am now able to apply for IP registration and protection, do complex searches, and correspond with IPOS – all at my convenience. The improved user-interface and upgraded capabilities ultimately enable me to be more responsive to the needs of our firm’s clients, and to deliver more robust services to them.”


Mr Lim Kok Quee, Managing Director, NEC Asia Pacific said, “Together with IPOS, we have developed an integrated system with improved operational efficiency and greater user-centricity for the filing of intellectual property in Singapore. We look forward to continuing to serve IPOS and their end users, to provide a seamless and enhanced user experience.”


Further enhancements


In addition to the streamlining of all e-filing processes, other enhancements made in phase two of IP2SG include:


  • Reduction of red tape by removal of 30% of forms;
  • Auto-population of data for repeat customers;
  • Electronic alerts to agents or applicants for key deadlines;
  • Larger files can be uploaded and unlimited drafts can be saved before final submission;
  • Hassle-free login via SingPass for registered customers; and
  • Ease of use by one-time customers through a public portal without need for registration.


To access IP2SG, please visit or visit IP 101, IPOS’ customer service centre, at 51 Bras Basah Road, #01-01 Manulife Centre.




About IPOS

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. IPOS advises and administers the Intellectual Property (IP) regime, promotes its usage and builds expertise to facilitate the development of Singapore’s IP eco-system. With IP fast becoming a critical asset in today’s global markets, IPOS aims to be a trusted partner to empower all creators in our knowledge economy. IPOS’ vision is for Singapore to be an IP Hub of Asia. More information on IPOS can be found on



About NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Singapore-based NEC Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for NEC Corporation (HQ: Japan) in the Asia Pacific region (South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania). As a leading infocomm technology provider and systems integrator offering regional sales and services support and consultancy, NEC APAC develops solutions on carrier network, global identity, RFID, enterprise server, unified communications, multimedia display, and contact centre, as well as provide outsourcing and managed services.


To leverage on its technological expertise, NEC APAC has established regional competency centres for public safety and display solutions to expand its capabilities and expertise to support businesses in the Asia Pacific region. In line with the NEC Group Vision to realize an information society friendly to humans and the earth, NEC embarks on corporate social responsibilities initiatives to support the Nature (environment), Education and Community. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ©2014 NEC Corporation.



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