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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) HUB MASTER PLAN Developing Singapore as a Global IP Hub in Asia Published April 2013 © IP STEERING COMMITTEE All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanised, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the copyright holder. Cover image courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board. 1 March 2013 Mr K Shanmugam Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law Intellectual Property (IP) Hub Master Plan 1. On behalf of the IP Steering Committee set up by the Ministry of Law in May 2012, it is my pleasure to submit our proposed IP Hub Master Plan to guide Singapore’s development as an IP hub in the next decade. 2. In this knowledge-based, innovation-driven globalised economy, IP has become an increasingly important driver of business growth. The growth in the IP sector is especially apparent in Asia, given the marked expansion in IP ...