Singapore

  • International Country Code:

    SG
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +08:00
  • Currency:

    Singapore dollar (SGD)

Trademark registration in Singapore

Singapore
from 575.00
Number of Classes
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark application in Singapore as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Singapore.

  • Filing requirements in Singapore

The official language of proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore is English.

For obtainment of the date of filing a trademark application in Singapore should contain:
- name, address of the applicant;
- trademark representation;
- class(es) and specification of goods and/or services.

Submission of the Priority Document as well as the Power of Attorney is not required for filing trademark applications in Singapore.

The term for filing a trademark application in Singapore claiming conventional priority is 6 months from the priority date.

  • Publication, opposition and examination of a trademark application in Singapore

The applications are examined as to compliance with the formal requirements, as to conflict with prior registrations and applications, as well as to registrability per se.

If a trademark application has been accepted by the Registrar, it is published in the Trademark Journal. The opposition period for Singaporean trademark applications is 2 months from the publication date. This term may be extended by two additional months.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

No official grant fee is stipulated. The validity term of a trademark application in Singapore is 10 years from the date of filing. The trademark may be renewed for further ten-year periods an unlimited number of times by paying the renewal fee before the expiration date. A trademark may also be renewed within six months after the renewal due date providing that a corresponding surcharge has been paid.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The average processing time from filing to registration is 12-18 months in case of a smooth procedure.

  • Use requirement

Registration of the trademark in Singapore may be cancelled on the grounds of non-use upon a third party’s request if it has not been used within 5 years from the date of trademark registration or if such use is suspended for an uninterrupted period of 5 years or more.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners must perform trademark registration in Singapore through an agent, a Singaporean-registered trademark attorney.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search databases: Singaporean Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. The time limit to file a response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Singapore is 4 months from the date the Office issues the refusal. It is possible to request an extension of time if the deadline for filing of the response has not been missed. The language of the response is English. It is recommended to appoint a local representative, and it is necessary to provide an address for service in Singapore. The Office provides for requesting a revision or filing an appeal to the provisional refusal, however, the response must be submitted prior to any of these actions.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Soroker, Agmon, Nordman on 16.03.2021
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Singaporean IP Laws.

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