Singapore, is a member of the UPOV Convention , hence if you have a corresponding application filed earlier in a UPOV Convention member country , you may claim priority from this first-filed application, provided your Singapore application is filed within 12 months from the date of the first filing. Similarly, if your application is first filed in Singapore, it can be used to claim priority in a corresponding application filed in a UPOV Convention member country, provided that the corresponding application is filed within 12 months from the date of the first-filed Singapore application.
To file your application, you must complete the application form and the technical questionnaire and submit your application and payment to:
Payment can be made by NETS, cashcard, GIRO, cheque (crossed), money order or bank draft (in Singapore dollars) to Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. For submission by mail, the application form must be completed and duly signed together with all the required documents and a cheque, money order, bank draft or request for GIRO payment.
How your plant varieties protection application is processed
The examination of the application will be administered by IPOS and the technical examination of the new plant variety will be conducted locally by the Agri-Food Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).
This flowchart outlines what happens after you have submitted your application.
Applying for plant variety protection outside Singapore
Protection for plant varieties is territorial in nature. If you wish to obtain protection in countries other than Singapore, you will need to file separate applications in each of these countries as there is no international registration system for filing of an application for the grant of plant varieties.
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