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IPOS signs MOU with Lloyd’s Asia

Issued: September 04 2018

Angela Kelley and Daren Tang sign the MOU


In a bid to address the rising global demand for IP insurance, IPOS and Lloyd’s Asia today signed an MOU which will see Singapore offer a range of new IP insurance resources, enabling innovating companies more protection for their intangible assets. According to the press release for the signing, IP insurance will allows companies to take on a larger capacity in managing and mitigating their risks as they commercialise their intangible assets and IP, and venture into global markets.



Touching on the MOU signing in her opening address, Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education highlighted how the rise of litigation is impacting businesses. “Prohibitive litigation costs have always been a concern amongst enterprises looking to enforce their IP rights, and this is particularly so for enterprises seeking to expand into the global market” she said.



Explaining the benefits to come from the MOU, Rajah said that IPOS and Lloyd’s Asia will be able to jointly promote IP insurance “as a strategic tool to help innovative enterprises manage and mitigate IP litigation expenses.”



“Intangible assets such as IP now account for a significant share of corporate value for many companies. Businesses can safeguard this highly valuable asset through IP insurance to help manage the risks of IP infringement, including defraying legal costs of possible subsequent IP rights enforcement” said Angela Kelley, country manager, Singapore for Lloyd’s Asia.



“Our aim is to build Singapore’s innovation ecosystem so that ‘from Singapore and through Singapore’ IP from anywhere in the world can use this country as a base to commercialise their IP and access growth markets in Asia and beyond” said Daren Tang, Chief Executive of IPOS.



Under the MOU, both parties will organize a series of seminars to promote Singapore as a centre for excellence for IP commercialization, IP rights protection and the availability of underwriting expertise for IP insurance, with the aim of reaching out to 100 companies over the next two years.