The representatives of the Ukrainian IP Office discussed in-depth cooperation, exchange of experience, digital infrastructure and training of experts with the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Ms Rena Lee, on the sidelines of the 64th WIPO Assembly.
Singapore’s experience is extremely useful for Ukraine’s intellectual property sector, in particular due to the challenges posed by the full-scale invasion of russia and the upcoming post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. It was stated by Olena Orliuk, Director of the IP Office:
“Our global priority is to provide maximum assistance to the national economy, victory against the aggressor, and preserve the lives and potential of our people. Our advantage remains in a high level of human potential and digitalization. These factors allow our economy not only to stay afloat, but also to demonstrate a slight growth; and our IP system to function despite constant threats.”
Among other things, participants discussed:
“We are open to cooperation with all countries that share our values. Professional dialogue on IT, development of office infrastructure, support of expert and human resources training, innovation and creative sectors will allow us to fulfil our main tasks – preservation of potential and development of IP sphere,” emphasized Bogdan Paduchak, The First Deputy Director of the IP Office.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is the national body that registers and is responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Singapore. The IPOS helps businesses leverage intangible assets and intellectual property for growth. Its mission is to leverage IP and networking expertise to drive Singapore’s future growth.