In conjunction with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, the first patent has been granted in Cambodia.

Less than two months after establishing a Memorandum of Understanding between IPOS and Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, and more than a 12 years after the introduction of Cambodia’s patent law, the first Singapore patent was granted and recognised in Cambodia today.

The landmark event was marked by an exchange of the Singaporean application form and the Cambodian patent certificate between Senior Minister Cham Prasidh and Chief Executive of IPOS Tan Yih San.

“This is a momentous moment in the history of intellectual property cooperation between Cambodia and Singapore. The arrangement in an embodiment of ASEAN integration and greater harmonisation in the region to allow businesses to enjoy expedited patents protection,” said Senior Minister Prasidh.

Mr. Tan Yih San added, “This collaboration simplified and reaffirmed two countries’ commitment to better support businesses seeking cross-border investment in the combined market of more than 20 million people. We remain committed in forging a strong and interoperable IP system for the creators in both countries and beyond.”

More information can be found in the press release from IPOS.