Singapore Trademark Registration


Step 1. Trademark Name & Industry
Identify the trademark class and assets you need to protect. IPOS is a signatory to NICE

Step 2. We will verify if your Trademark Name can be registered. 
Our trademarks specialists will check for potential trademark conflicts. Other firms call this "search" and we offer this for free as part of the process. You can also try your hand at searching yourself.  Download Brealant's "Secrets of filing in Singapore" to learn how to search, all about the government fees, requirements for filing, and the important timelines all in one easy to read file.  

Step 3. Paperwork and Application Submission. 
Processing and completing the paperwork. It takes an average of 6-9 months to register a trademark. Our fee includes all the relevant IPOS trademark government fees. We will act as your agent in Singapore and we will receive communications related to your mark at our office in Singapore. 

Step 4. Objection and Appeal Handling
We will handle any objection and appeal liaising with IPOS in the trademark registration. Note if your application receives an IPOS office action or opposition our response to those is not included in the initial fee, and we will charge an additional fee in the event you ask us to respond.    

Step 5. Be Protected
Your business is now protected from competition to identify theft and misuse. We will receive a IPOS digital certificate of registration and forward that to you.                                                                

General Information
General Information

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Registration proceeding

The application is filed with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Foreign applicants do not need a local agent. However, an address for service in Singapore is necessary.                         

An applicant who is seeking a multiple-class system may divide the trademark application into two or more applications. The division is done so that those classes of goods or services do not face any opposition or objection and can proceed to registration. 

The processing time from first filing to registration or first office action is approximately 6 to 12 months.

If the examiner finds no reason for refusal, the trademark application shall proceed to its publication at the Trade Mark Journal for opposition purposes. If there is no opposition form any third parties, the trademark application will proceed to its registration. The applicant is then issued a certificate of registration.

Period to Oppose

Third parties affected by the trademark application can file an opposition within 2 months from the publication date. 

Additionally, the total extension of time for which the registrar may allow to file the notice of opposition can not exceed 4 months from the date of the publication.

Trademark Validity 

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years indefinitely. 

If the registrant fails to file the renewal on the due date, they have a period of 6 months after expiration. 

Requirement of Use

It is important to know that if the trademark has not been used within 5 years from issuance of the registration certificate or if it has not been used for any continuous 5-year period, it may be subject to revocation.                                       

The owner may show subsequent use of the trademark in order to restore protection. 

However, third parties can request a revocation of the trademark due to non-use.

Trademark Fee

USD$410 Registration per class

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