Intellectual property protection in Singapore

Intellectual Property in Singapore

1. Singapore general info

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, has a maritime border with Malaysia. Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.

International Country Code: SG

Time zone:  SST (UTC+8)                           

Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)

Brief information about Patent registration in Singapore (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Singapore (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Singapore

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Singapore

2. IP Legal Base in Singapore

Patents Act
Copyright Act
Trade Marks Act
Registered Designs Act
Geographical Indications Act
Layout-Design of Integrated Circuits Act
Plant Varieties Protection Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (April 17, 2005)
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
51 Bras Basah Road #04-01
Manulife Centre 189554
Phone: (65) 6339 8616
Fax: (65) 6339 0252 - for general, registered designs and trademark correspondences
Fax: (65) 6339 9230 – patent correspondence

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Singapore are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Soroker, Agmon, Nordman on 24/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Singaporean IP Laws.

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