The aim of conducting public consultation exercises is to gather feedback from interested parties on any proposed amendment(s) to legislation/subsidiary legislation or on any proposed new legislation/subsidiary legislation.
Please see below for the public consultation exercises that we are conducting.
To view past public consultation exercises, please click here.
11 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016
Public Consultation Documents and Annex A (Outline of the proposed changes)
Annex B - Proposed Amendments to Registered Designs Act
Annex C - Proposed Amendments to Registered Design Rules
Annex D - Proposed Amendments to Registered Design (International Registration) Rules
Annex E - Proposed Amendments to Copyright and Registered Designs Legislation on the interface Between Copyright and Registered Designs
To view the Minlaw/IPOS Designs Review 2016 Report, click here and here.
Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Singapore's Patents Legislation
15 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Public Consultation Document paper
Annex A - Amendments to Patents Act
Annex B - Amendments to Patents Rules
24 Oct 2016
7 Nov 2016
Public Consultation Documents:
of Law and IPOS are consulting on proposed changes to our Copyright
Regime. Please click here for more details on the consultation and the full paper.
Public consultation on changes to the Copyright Regulations, Copyright Tribunals (Procedure) Regulations, and Copyright (Excluded Works) Order
Public Consultation documents:
Public consultation on proposed changes to Singapore’s IP laws to allow for:
(a) enhanced border measures in relation to IP-infringing goods; and
(b) right of remuneration for the broadcast, playing or performing of sound recordings in public
21 Oct 2014, 5pm
28 Oct 2014, 5pm
*Due to feedback received, IPOS has decided to extend the deadline by a further 7 days.
7 Oct 2014 Public Consultation document
Annex 1 – Copyright – Exportation 2016-10-27
Annex 2 – Copyright – Border Measures
Annex 3 – Trademarks – Exportation
Annex 4 – Trademarks – Border Measures
Annex 5 – Designs – Exportation
Annex 6 – Designs – Border Measures
Annex 7 – Geographical Indications – Border Measures
Annex 8 – Copyright – Sound recordings
Designs Public Consult
GI Public Consult
Annex A - GI Act (Public Consult Version)
Annex B - Amendments to the TM Act (GI Public Consult Version)
A draft application form for registration of geographical indications and a draft guide to filling up the draft application form is also attached for reference below:
GI Application Form
Guide to completing the Proposed GI Application Form
Public consultation on changes to the Copyright Act: Provisions for persons with reading disabilities
1. Responses to Public Consultation
2. Public Consultation documents:
Public consultation on recordal of beneficial owners in the IP Registers
Public Consultation documents:
Geographical Indications Consultation Paper: List of Terms in relation to 196 Products
21 Jan 2013
21 Mar 2013, 5 pm
Prepared by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MTI”), the Ministry of Law (“MinLaw”) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”)
21 January 2013
Singapore recently concluded negotiations with the European Union (“EU”) on a bilateral free trade agreement (the EU-Singapore FTA; or “EUSFTA”). As part of its commitments under the EUSFTA, Singapore needs to enhance its existing regime for the protection of geographical indications (“GIs”). This consultation paper seeks to obtain views on a list of terms in relation to 196 products (contained in Annex A) that the EU has submitted to Singapore.
Click here (166KB) for the full consultation paper.
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