The Intellectual Property Management (IPM) for SMEs Programme provides Singapore-based SMEs consultancy advice and funding support to develop and protect your intellectual property.
Jointly managed by SPRING and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it helps companies manage the entire intellectual property life cycle including its creation, ownership, protection and commercial exploitation. For more information please visit www.scopeip.sg
The programme has 2 phases.
: SCOPE IPTM
is a diagnostic tool developed by IPOS. It will help you to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your IP deployment and IPM system. You will gain a better understanding of your existing IPM status and possible strategic IP options based on current and future needs.
: You can implement recommendations in Phase 1 by embarking on IPM capability development projects. You will receive support for the qualifying costs, which include manpower, consultancy and acquisition of IP rights. Your projects can cover, but are not limited to, the following areas :
- IP audit
- IP education and training
- IP intelligence and research
- IP portfolio management
- IP strategy
- IP valuation
SMEs are encouraged to take the first step towards capability upgrading by tapping the Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV)
scheme. Under this scheme, SMEs may apply for the IP Business Diagnostic (Phase A) followed by
the IP Legal Diagnostic (Phase B). The ICV (Innovation) can be redeemed at participating service providers
SMEs which wish to further upgrade their capabilities may go into Phase 2
, which will be assessed separately.
You can apply for the IPM programme if your company meets these criteria :
- registered or incorporated in Singapore
- at least 30% local shareholding
- have Company Group Annual Sales Turnover of not more than S$100 million OR Company Group Employment Size of not more than 200 employees*
* Annual sales turnover and employment size will be computed on a group basis.
(i.e All levels up for corporate shareholders holding >50% of total shareholding of the applicant company and any subsequent corporate parents, and subsidiaries all levels down)
Please apply at the following institution.
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Tel : 6339 8616
Email : Enquiry Form
Wesbite : www.ipos.gov.sg
Profit from your Ideas New!
Good management of intellectual property is a business and not a legal issue, and neither is it just for high tech companies. You need to understand the importance of protecting and managing the unique ideas and know-how behind your business, in order to derive the biggest profits from them. If you leave it too long, their business value could well vanish or become diluted.
will help you to understand better the benefits and value of IP Management for your company.
If you are about to launch a great new product, the IP Management
gets you off on a strong footing by guiding you through the IP aspects that you should first consider.
Understand the various types of IP
Intellectual property that is unique to your business can be protected by law. This can be through a registration process, such as patent grants for inventions, trade mark registration for logos and registration of designs. Some other forms of IP need not be registered but may also be protected, such as copyright works, confidential information and trade secrets.
These IP Infopacks
help you understand the various types of IP and how they can be most effectively used in business.
IP Education & Training
Create awareness among employees and maintain a high level of vigilance in protecting and managing the company’s IP – your most valuable business assets. Prevention is the best option when it comes to avoiding infringement on IP rights or revealing confidential information unknowingly.
For courses on IP Training, please click here