How to register a trademark in Singapore

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As opposed to what you might think, it’s not too hard to register a trademark in Singapore.

We will be more than happy to assist you and guide you through the process.

There are a few simple steps to get things going:

1. Let us know your trademark and products or services

The first step is to contact us and give us brief information about your trademark and the products or services your offer. This will help us to know if your trademark is registrable and to identify the proper class for your trademark applications.

2. Conduct a search to identify earlier trademarks owned by a third party

The next important step is to conduct a pre-filing search (trademark availability search) to make sure that your trademark is not identical or similar to earlier trademarks owned by a third party.

3. Prepare and file the trademark application

We will assist you in preparing all forms and submitting the same with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). We will handle all the formalities and keep you updated on the progress.

We don’t need any documents from you to register your trademark in Singapore.

We are here to help if you have any questions regarding your trademark registration in Singapore

Trademark registration process in Singapore

·       Filing

Through filing, we provide the IPOS with all the details about you/your company and your trademark.

·       Examination

Once the application has been filed, the IPOS will begin examining your trademark application. This is when the examiner will determine if your trademark application can be approved and granted registration.

·       Publication

If your application is approved, it will be published in the Trade Marks Journal for a period of two months.

·       Opposition

During the two months that your trademark application is published in the Trade Marks Journal, any third party can file a notice of opposition to block your application. They can do so if they believe that your trademark is similar or identical to their trademark.

·       Registration

If no notice of opposition is filed during the two-month opposition period or if your application has prevailed despite the opposition, your trademark will be granted registration. The IPOS will then issue a certificate of registration.

·       Renewal

Once registered, your trademark will be protected in Singapore for a period of 10 years, starting from the filing date of your trademark application. You can enjoy perpetual protection for your trademark, subject to renewal every 10 years.

If you are looking to register a trademark in Singapore or have any questions regarding trademark and design rights in Asia, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help.

You can also visit our website to know more about what we do.

As Founder and Managing Director of IPHub Asia, Dorothée is passionate about trademarks and the importance they hold in any business – small or large, in the Asian ecosystem. She has been living in Asia since 2003 and is up-to-date with the legislative changes of each country with regard to trademarks and other IP rights. She also enjoys visiting the South-East Asian region and is eager to discover new ways of doing business, embrace other cultures and meet new and disruptive entrepreneurs.

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