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Intellectual Property


In line with Singapore’s vision to become a Global Intellectual Property (IP) Hub in Asia, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) developed the Intellectual Property Competency Framework (IPCF) as a strategic tool for overall IP manpower development.  To create a formalised framework for the IP professionals and practitioners, the IP WSQ was incorporated to accredit the attainment of IP competencies in the form of WSQ certifications recognised by the IP industry.  This will help IP professionals to advance their careers through systematic training and assessment and recognise individuals for key industry-relevant competencies.

The WSQ programmes train you for the skills and competencies required for job roles in the following areas:

  • IP Research
  • IP Protection
  • IP Finance
  • Technology Incubation
  • IP Exploitation
  • IP Enforcement

The WSQ certifications are awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore, and recognised by Workforce Singapore, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the industry.

With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks (SF) in 2016, the WSQ programmes will be progressively aligned to the SF developed for the sector. 

More information about the Skills Frameworks.