China/Singapore: agreement on patent data exchange

On 29 October 2013, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) entered an agreement to exchange intellectual property information and patent data. The aim of this enhanced collaboration is to strengthen the capabilities in patent search and examination at both offices, and provide wider patent services to the public and patent applicants of both countries. More information can be found in press releases on the IPOS website and on SIPO's English website.

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