New Zealand headquartered intangible asset specialist EverEdge Global has expanded into Asia by teaming up with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
EverEdge claims to be the world’s leading intangible asset strategy firm. It says it generates value from intangible assets (data, content, code, brands, design, patents and confidential information) and has signed an agreement with IPOS subsidiary IP ValueLab to cooperate on providing intellectual property and intangible asset advisory services in Singapore.
The agreement will see EverEdge open an office in Singapore - its first in Asia, a region the company says had the highest number of applications for patents, trademarks and industrial designs of any region in 2015, including 61.9 percent of all patent applications.
EverEdge says it will work with IP ValueLab to help Singaporean companies unlock the value of their intangible assets by providing customised advisory services and a suite of intangible asset management tools.
EverEdge Global CEO Paul Adams said IPOS had been ranked recently as the second most innovative intellectual property office in the world and Singapore had been ranked consistently number one in Asia for its IP regime by the Global Innovation Index 2016 and the sixth most innovative country globally in the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index. New Zealand ranked nineteenth.
IPOS CEO and chairman of IP ValueLab, Daren Tang, said EverEdge would brings a wealth of international experience and strategic expertise. “The EverEdge team, working with IP ValueLab will help Singaporean companies to take a major step up in how they identify, create, manage and commercialise their intellectual property and intangible assets.”