The SG IP Fast Track
From 1 Sep 2020, applicants with a patent application accelerated under the SG IP Fast Track (“SG IP FAST”) can also request acceleration of related trade mark and registered design applications. Previously known as the SG Patent Fast Track programme, which only allows applicants to accelerate patent applications, the pilot programme has now been expanded to include trade marks and registered designs.* This will better support innovators and enterprises as they build and manage their IP portfolio, and commercialise their creations.
Accelerated timelines for the different types of IP are as follows:
- Straightforward patent applications can be granted in as fast as 6 months. Non-straightforward patent applications can be granted in as fast as 9 months.
- Straightforward trade mark applications can be registered in as fast as 3 months. Non-straightforward trade mark applications can be registered in as fast as 6 months.
- Registered design applications can be registered in as fast as 1 month.
To continue supporting innovators and enterprises who require such an acceleration service, the SG IP FAST pilot programme will be extended to 30 Apr 2024.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and request procedures for SG IP FAST from our SG IP Fast Track Circular.
To request acceleration of registered design applications, you may use the template here.
* There will be a cap of 10 patent applications per month, with a further cap of 2 patent applications per entity (individual or corporate) under SG IP FAST. The cap will be reset on the first day of every month. There will not be a cap on the number of trade mark and registered design applications that can be accelerated.