Under the cooperation between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft (MIH) of Cambodia, patent owners or applicants in Singapore will be able to:
i) re-register their Singapore patents at the MIH; or
ii) submit an IPOS-issued Search and Examination (S&E) report to MIH for the grant of a Cambodia related patent application.
Re-registration of Singapore Patents in Cambodia
A Singapore patent can be re-registered in Cambodia subject to the following conditions:
1) The Singapore patent must be in force at the time of lodgement of re-registration request;
2) The Singapore patent must have a filing date on or after 22 January 2003; and
3) The Singapore patent must meet the Cambodian requirements for patentability
Applicants without an address for service in Cambodia may submit their request through a Cambodia patent agent firm or law firm.
A detailed guide on the re-registration process can be found here.
The official form and continuation sheets for re-registering a Singapore patent in Cambodia are as follows:
Official Form and Continuation Sheet
Submission of IPOS-Issued Search and Examination Reports to MIH
Patent applicants in Singapore who have a Cambodia related patent application may now request IPOS to submit a copy of the (i) final S&E report issued by IPOS and (ii) final specifications of the Singapore related patent application to MIH for the grant of the Cambodia related patent application. To facilitate the grant of the Cambodia related patent application, the applicant may also request for the specifications of the Cambodia related patent application to be amended accordingly to the final specifications of the Singapore related patent application.
The detailed procedure for the submission process, including a non-exhaustive list of examples of related patent applications, can be found here.
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