IPOS launch of Fintech Fast Track initiative

By Alban Kang, Martin Kwan


In line with Singapore's status as a regional financial hub, the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has launched an initiative to shorten grant of patent applications in the field of financial technology (FinTech) to as fast as 6 months.  A non-exhaustive list of FinTech eligible content is provided in an IPOS circular on this FinTech initiative, found on the website here

The eligible content is not only directed at infrastructure that facilitates electronic payment, but also inventions that support such payment (e.g. blockchain, security and authentication).

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