ISTMA is an acronym for the Institute of Singapore Trade Mark Agents. Launched in August 2019, ISTMA is a professional-only organisation comprising high calibre trade mark service providers in Singapore such as agents, lawyers, consultants and advisers. They represent professionals who protect the rights and interests of trade mark owners.
Why do we need yet another IP organisation? Yes, there several other IP organisations in Singapore. These are primarily fraternity organisations in character. ISTMA is different. ISTMA is involved in the advancement and development of the trade mark profession specifically. They are self-regulating and independent and are the collective voice for trade mark practitioners in Singapore. To find out more about ISTMA please have a look at their website http://istma.sg/about/ and all their updates are available on http://istma.sg/news-updates/.