geographical-indication

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

A geographical indication (GI) provides assurance of a product's characteristics, which are attributable to its geographical origin. Read on to find out more about registering and managing GIs.

Circulars and Practice Directions

Circulars

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2022

8 Jun 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 6/2022
Excluded Days and Alternative Filing Mode Via FormSG
3 Jun 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 5/2022Excluded Days
25 May 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 4/2022IPOS Digital Hub Launch on 2 June 2022
(Note: The Annex of this Circular supersedes the Annex in Circular No. 3 of 2022.)
28 Apr 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 3/2022Information on Revised Launch Date for IPOS Digital Hub, Decommission Date for IP2SG, Effective Date of Legislative Amendments and Fee Updates, Excluded Days
11 Apr 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 2/2022Information on Filing Requirements and Transition to IPOS Digital Hub
11 Mar 2022PDF icon GI Circular No. 1/2022Introducing IPOS Digital Hub, Legislative Amendments and Fee Updates

2021

10 Sep 2021PDF icon GI Circular No. 4/2021Potentially Misleading Business Names of Non-official Entities 
10 Sep 2021PDF icon GI Circular No. 3/2021Introduction of Amendments to the Geographical Indications Rules 2019
15 Jul 2021 PDF icon GI Circular No. 2/2021 Public Consultation on Intellectual Property (Amendment) Bill 2021
1 Feb 2021 PDF icon GI Circular No. 1/2021 New IP2SG Website Address


2020

17 Aug 2020 PDF icon GI Circular No. 4/2020 Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Simplify and Streamline Intellectual Property Processes and Improve User Experience with Digital Initiatives
12 Aug 2020 PDF icon GI Circular No. 3/2020 Amendments to Geographical Indications Act 2014 and Geographical Indications Rules 2019 to Enter into Force on 15 August 2020
2 Jun 2020 PDF icon GI Circular No. 2/2020 Introduction of Amendments to Subsidiary Legislation in Response to COVID-19
17 Apr 2020 PDF iconGI Circular No. 1/2020 COVID-19: Further Information on Excluded Days


2019

31 Oct 2019 PDF icon GI Circular No. 1/2019 New Online Payment Platform on IP2SG

Practice Directions

2022

PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 4 of 2022Excluded days
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 3 of 2022Excluded days
PDF iconIPOS Digital Hub Practice Direction No. 1 of 2022
Electronic Online System (EOS) and Alternative Filing Modes
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 2 of 2022Excluded days
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2022Excluded days                                                                    

2021
PDF icon Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021Alternative Filing Modes and Service of Documents


2020

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 Registries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019 Excluded Days
PDF icon Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019 Hours of Business and Excluded Days


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