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DESIGNS

A design allows you to protect your product through its unique design features. Read on to find out more about registering and managing your designs.

Practice Guidelines & Circulars

Circulars

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2021

10 Sep 2021 PDF icon Circular No. 4/2021 
Potentially Misleading Business Names of Non-official Entities 
10 Sep 2021 PDF icon Circular No. 3/2021
Introduction of Amendments to the Registered Designs Subsidiary Legislation and Electronic Filing and Service of Documents 
15 Jul 2021  PDF icon Circular No. 2/2021  Public Consultation on Intellectual Property (Amendment) Bill 2021 
1 Feb 2021 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2021 New IP2SG website address

 

2020

25 Aug 2020 PDF icon Circular No. 4/2020  Expansion of SG Patent Fast Track Programme on 1 September 2020
17 Aug 2020 PDF icon Circular No. 3/2020
Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Simplify and Streamline Intellectual Property Processes and Improve User Experience with Digital Initiatives
2 Jun 2020 PDF icon Circular No. 2/2020 Introduction of Amendments to Subsidiary Legislation in Response to COVID-19
17 Apr 2020 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2020 COVID-19: Further Information on Excluded Days


2019

29 Nov 2019 PDF icon Circular No. 4/2019
Checks on Declaration of Novelty in Design Applications
31 Oct 2019 PDF icon Circular No. 3/2019
New Online Payment Platform on IP2SG
16 Sep 2019 PDF icon Circular No. 2/2019 Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2019
5 Apr 2019 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2019 Checks on Declaration of Novelty in Design Applications

2018

14 Sep 2018 PDF icon Circular No. 3/2018 100% e-Payment with effect from 1 November 2018
8 Aug 2018 PDF icon Circular No. 2/2018
Decommissioning of Email-Based IP2SG Accounts on 1 September 2018
3 Apr 2018 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2018 Changes Pertaining to Form CM8 wef 21 April 2018

2017

6 Oct 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 6/2017
Designs-Related Legislative Amendments To Enter Into Force On 30 October 2017
5 Jul 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 5/2017 Unsolicited IP Services - Requests for Payment of Fees
17 Mar 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 4/2017 Slides used in “Information Sharing Session relating to the Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) conducted on 10 March 2017
2 Mar 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 3/2017 Information Sharing Session relating to the Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (“GST”)
20 Feb 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 2/2017 Search Facility for International Design Registrations in IP2SG
3 Feb 2017 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2017 Revised Fees, Implementation of Goods and Services Tax and Change in Procedure for Amendment and Correction of Patents documents with effect from 1 April 2017

2016

1 Nov 2016 PDF icon Circular No. 1/2016 Launch of eAlert Facility in IP2SG

For pre-2016 circulars, please click here.

Practice Directions

2021

PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021Alternative Filing Modes and Service of Documents

 

2020

PDF icon Practice Direction No. 4 of 2020  Classification of articles, non-physical products, or set of articles and non-physical products for the purposes of the registration of a design 
PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020 Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020 Alternative Filing Modes and Service of Documents
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 2 of 2020
Excluded days
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020 Excluded days


2019

PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019 Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019 Classification of articles, non-physical products, or set of articles and non-physical products for the purposes of the registration of a design
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019 Excluded days
PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019 Electronic Online System (EOS)

2018

PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2018
Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 4 of 2018 Registration of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 3 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 2 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 1 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG

2017

PDF icon Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017 Classification of articles, non-physical products, or set of articles and non-physical products for the purposes of the registration of a design
PDF icon IP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017 Electronic Online System (EOS)

2015

PDF icon Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 Excluded days
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015 Excluded days

For pre-2015 practice directions, please click here.





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