Unlock the value of your Intellectual Property
Protect your business
Intangible assets now make up 90% of all business value, according to an Ocean Tomo study. Your inventions, designs and representations of your brand are part of your business’ intangible assets and intellectual property (IA/IP) that should be protected. Common forms of IP are trade marks (representation of your brands), patents (your inventions) and designs.
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a start-up, a SME or an MNC, protecting and managing your IP can help your business grow. Having a strong IP portfolio can open up commercial opportunities for your business such as research & development (R&D) partnerships, securing investments, licensing and franchising. Find out more about monetising your IP on the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s (IPOS) website.
How do I get started?
You can begin your IP journey with GoBusiness IP Grow, a new online IA/IP services marketplace to support enterprises in leveraging IA/IP for growth. From e-Advisers to comprehensive service directories, GoBusiness IP Grow offers personalised advice, recommendations, and IA/IP-related resources that can help your business grow and expand globally.
Here’s what you can do with GoBusiness IP Grow:
Understand your IP/IA needs
Use the e-Adviser for IP Service to identify and understand your IP needs based on your business activities and objectives.
Be matched with suitable IA/IP service providers
Use the e-Adviser for IP Service Provider to get personalised recommendations for service providers relevant to your IP needs and preferences.
Browse comprehensive IA/IP service directories
Browse our suite of 20 IA/IP service directories, which covers a wide spectrum of services an enterprise will require as it innovates, transforms, and grows.
Tap on a wide range of IA/IP-related resources to support your business, including e-services, grants, free tools, guides, and programmes.
Generally, a good time to file for protection of your IP is before launching your product or service, so that no one can take advantage of your IP without your permission. If you are considering filing a patent application to protect your invention, you are encouraged to do it before you disclose your invention publicly to third parties (e.g. potential collaborators), in order to satisfy one of the qualifying criteria. You can book a complimentary consultation on IP strategies via IP Business Clinic, a service offered by IPOS.