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A patent can help you to protect your new product, process or technical improvement to existing technology. Read on to find out more about registering and managing your patents.

Forms & Fees

Please proceed to our e-services portal, IPOS Digital Hub, to file your forms online. The acceptable modes of payment can be found here.

For forms/requests that are not available for e-filing in IPOS Digital Hub, IPOS Digital Hub ad hoc correspondence module will be the default mode unless submission via FormSG is otherwise specified. 

If you are filing via FormSG, provide your email address and Singapore contact number in your submission in case we may need to contact you. 

If your submission via FormSG or IPOS Digital Hub requires payment to be made,  you can expect to receive payment instructions via email within 3 working days after we receive your submission. Payment shall be made via IPOS Digital Hub’s payment platform.

 

General Forms

Description

Form

Standard List of Country Codes

Word Icon Country Codes  (85KB)

PDF icon Country Codes  (161KB)

Application For Clearance Under S34

Word Icon Section 34  (157KB)

PDF icon Section 34  (272KB)

Submission via FormSG will be available till further notice. You are encouraged to file an application for clearance under S34 via IPOS Digital Hub.

GST Form (wef 1 Apr 2017)

Word Icon GST  (46KB)

PDF icon GST  (6KB)


Patent Forms

Form

Description 

Fee

PF1

Request for the Grant of a Patent

S$170

 PF2

Reference to Registrar on Determination of Entitlement to Patent Before or After Grant

S$450
Submission via FormSG

 NA

Application for Authorisation by Registrar to Carry out Act on Behalf of Person to whom Directions were Given

S$50

 NA

Request for Directions on Handling of Dispute Between Joint Applicants

S$450

 NA

Reference to Registrar to determine the question of a licence

S$450

 NAApplication for information on corresponding applications for patent
S$100 
 PF7

Application to Add and/or Remove Inventors

S$450

 PF8

Statement of Inventorship and of Right to Grant of Patent

No fee

 PF9

Request for Early Publication

S$50

 PF10

Request for Search Report or Supplementary

S$1,735

 PF11

Request for Search and Examination Report

    (a) In a case where the International Search Report/International Preliminary Report has been established by IPOS (for PCT application entering national phase)

S$1,750 plus S$40 for each claim over 20

 
    (b) In any other case

S$2,050 plus S$40 for each claim over 20 claims

 PF11A

Furnishing of Prescribed Details

No Fee

 PF11B

A request for Patent Prosecution Highway is no longer available via Patents Form 11B. Please disregard Part 7 of the form

Furnishing of Prescribed Information

No Fee

 PF11C

Notice of Intention to Rely on International Preliminary Report on Patentability

No Fee

 PF12

Request for Examination Report

S$1,420 plus S$40 for each claim over 20

 PF12A

Request for Supplementary Examination Report

No Fee

 PF12B

Request for an Examination Review Report with the Request to Amend Application Before Grant

S$1,420

 PF13

Request to Amend Application Before Grant

No Fee

 PF13A

Response to Written Opinion

No Fee

 PF14

Payment of Fee for Grant of Patent

 
 

 

    (a) Where the application for a patent is lodged before 14 February 2014 and has a date of filing before 1 July 2004

 

S$170

 

 

    (b) Where the application for a patent is lodged on or after 14 February 2014 and has a date of filing before 1 July 2004

     

S$210 plus

i) S$40 for each claim over 20 that is in excess of what was paid at the point of filing a request for Search and Examination Report or Examination Report; or

ii) S$40 for each claim over 20, for applications relying on a Supplementary Examination Report.

 

 

    (c) Where the application for a patent has a date of filing on or after 1 July 2004

 

 PF15

Payment of Renewal Fee and Any Additional Fee

 
 

Renewal Fee

    (a) For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent

     

S$165

 

 

    (b) For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent

     

S$430

 

 

    (c) For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent

     

S$600

 

 

    (d) For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent

     

S$775

 

 

    (e) For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent

     

S$945

 

 

    (f) For renewal of the 20th year of the patent

     

S$1,120

 

 

    (g) For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent

     

S$1,380

 

Additional Fee

    (a) For late payment of renewal fee not exceeding one month

     

S$50

 

 

    (b) For late payment of renewal fee for each succeeding month (but not exceeding 6 months)

     

S$100

 PF17

Application Amend Specification After Grant

S$1,250

 PF19

Application for Restoration of Patent

S$500

 PF20

Payment of Additional Fee and Renewal Fee for Restoration of Patent

S$300 plus

 

 

    (a) For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent

     

S$165

 

 

    (b) For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent

     

S$430

 

 

    (c) For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent

     

S$600

 

 

    (d) For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent

     

S$775

 

 

    (e) For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent

     

S$945

 

 

    (f) For renewal of the 20th year of the patent

     

S$1,120

 

 

    (g) For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent

     

S$1,380

 PF28

Application for Entry to be Made, or for Cancellation of Entry, in Register to Effect that Licences under Patent are to be Available as of Right

S$40
Submission via FormSG

 NA

Application for Settlement of Terms of Licence of Right

S$380

 NA

Reference to Registrar of Dispute as to Infringement

S$280

 NA

Application for Declaration of Non-Infringement

S$280

 NA

Application for Information on Corresponding Applications for Patent

S$100

 PF35

Application for Revocation of Patent

S$500
Submission via FormSG

 PF36

(a) Request for Re-examination of Patent in Response to Direction of Registrar


(b) Request for  Re-examination after Grant


S$900




S$3,200
Submission via FormSG

 PF37

Entry into National Phase

S$210

 PF38

Payment of Fee for Publication of Translation of International Application and/ or any Amendment to International Application

(Applicable for national phase entry made before 29 April 2022)

S$70

 NA

Application to Registrar for International Application to be Treated as Application under Act

S$160

 NA

Payment of Additional Fee for Advertisement of Proposed Correction

NA

 PF45/46/47

Request for Extension of Time or Period

 
 

For an application for a patent lodged before 14 February 2014

    (a) Request under rule 108(3)

     

S$200 for each time or period, and each month or part of a month

 

 

    (b) Request under rule 108(4) or (4A)

     

S$200

 

 

    (c) Payment of additional fee under 108(6)

     

S$200 for each time or period, and each month or part of a month

 

For an application for a patent lodged on or after 14 February 2014

    (a) Request under rule 108(3) or (4)

     

S$200 for each time or  period, and each month or part of a month

 

 

    (b) Request under rule 108(5)

     

S$200 for each time or period, and each month or part of a month

 PF45A

Request for Extension of Periods for Search and Examination and Fee for Grant of Patent

    (a) Where the application is NOT an international application for a patent that has entered the national phase in Singapore;

    (b) Where the application is an international application for a patent that has entered national phase in Singapore

       

 

S$1,800

 

No Fee

 NA

Payment of Transmittal Fee under Patent Co‑operation Treaty

S$150

 NA

Request for Certificate Authorising Release of Sample of Micro-organism

NA

 NA

Notice of Intention to Restrict Availability of Samples of Micro-organisms to Experts

NA

 NA

Notice of objection to Release of Sample of Micro-organism to Expert

S$100

 

Renewal Fee

    (a) For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent

     

S$82.50

 

 

    (b) For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent

     

S$215

 

 

    (c) For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent

     

S$300

 

 

    (d) For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent

     

S$387.50

 

 

    (e) For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent

     

S$472.50

 

 

    (f) For renewal of the 20th year of the patent

     

S$560

 

 

    (g) For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent

     

S$690

 

Additional Fee

    (a) For late payment of renewal fee not exceeding one month

     

S$50

 

 

    (b) For late payment of renewal fee for each succeeding month (but not exceeding 6 months)

     

S$100

 PF54

Application for Extension of Term of Patent

S$950
Submission via FormSG

 PF56

Filing of Drawing(s), Description or Part of Description

No Fee
Submission via FormSG

 PF57 

Addition, Correction or Late Declaration of Priority

    (a) For declaration under rule 9(2) or request under rule 9(3)

    (b) For request under rule 9A(2)

       

 


S$120


S$250

PF58 

Notice of Opposition –

    (a) To an application under section 24

    (b) To an amendment of a specification after grant

    (c) To an application under section 54(1) or (3) for cancellation of an entry in the register

    (d) To the correction of an error, clerical error or mistake 




S$40

S$480


S$90

S$100 
Submission via FormSG

 CM1

Request to Appoint or Change Agent

Notice of Intention to Cease to Act as Agent

No Fee

 CM2 (Only e-filing available)

Request to Change Name or Other Particular of Any Person

For the correction of name or other particular of any person, please file Form CM4.

No Fee

 CM3

Request to Surrender Patent

No Fee

 CM4

Request for Correction of Error

    (a) For the correction of form, correction of register of Patents, or correction of documents other than form or specification of a patent or of an application for a patent

    (b) For the correction of error in name or other particular of a person in the register or other document

    (c) For the correction of specification of a patent or of an application for a patent  

       

S$50

 


S$50



S$120

 CM6

Application to Register, Amend or Terminate Licence

S$60 per application number

 CM7

Application to Register, Amend or Terminate Security Interest

S$50 per application number

 CM8

Application to Register Transfer of Ownership

S$70 per application number

 CM9

Request for Withdrawal of Application

No Fee

CM10

Request for File Inspection

S$30
Submission via FormSG

 NA

Application to Record Order of Court

NA

By way of a written request submitted via FormSG

NA Assent by personal representatives
By way of a written request submitted via FormSG

Word Icon Assent by Personal Representatives (184KB)

PDF icon Assent by Personal Representatives
(312KB)
 CM12

Request for Certified Copy of Entry in Register or Certified Extract from Register/ Request for Certified Document Relating to Patent or Application for Patent

    (a) For certificate in electronic form (i.e. soft copy)

    (b) For certificate in paper form (i.e. hard copy)

       

 


S$28 per copy

S$35 per copy

HC1

Hearing and decision

S$1,000
Submission via FormSG

HC2

Request to Extract Registrar's Certificate of Taxation
(for award of costs made before 1 October 2021)

S$80

HC3

Request for Extension of Time

    (a) first extension of that period

    (b) second or subsequent extension of that period

       

No Fee for 1st Request

S$120 for each Subsequent Request

Submission via FormSG

HC4

Request for Ex Parte Hearing (Hearing at which Only the Party Making the Request is Present)

S$100

Submission via FormSG

HC5

Request for Grounds of Decision

S$700

Submission via FormSG

HC6

Counter-Statement

S$360

Submission via FormSG

Forms and Procedures for Other Requests


Description Fee 
Composition of Offence
Submit your request via FormSG
Purchase of a copy of the Patents Journal

Click here for more details. 
Submit your request via FormSG.
 
Each past issue will be charged at $10 for Journal A and $36 for Journal B and produced in CD-Roms only

Refund 
Refund may be allowed under the following list of circumstances:

  • You have made duplicate payment for a form.
  • You have filed duplicate forms.
  • You have submitted a form which cannot be processed.

You are advised to check your forms carefully before submitting them. 


Submit your request via IPOS Digital Hub.

Please note that forms which have been processed are generally not refundable.

Request for refund is subject to approval. Submission of a request does not guarantee a refund.

You are advised to check your forms carefully before submitting them.
 

Compilation of Forms (For Reference)


To preview the forms on IPOS Digital Hub in Word/PDF format, please click here.


Filing a PCT Application

  • The PCT Request Form can be downloaded from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) website.
  • Applicants can file their international applications with Singapore as the receiving Office via an electronic application through ePCT - an e-filing server service that is hosted by the International Bureau. New ePCT users have to register with WIPO as an ePCT user, create an account and upload a digital certificate. You can do so by accessing the ePCT homepage
  • Please note that electronic filing of international applications via ePCT is not available via IPOS Digital Hub or at IPOS computer terminals.
  • Applicant can refer to the Administrative instructions under the PCT for instructions relating to the international application, the receiving Office, the International Bureau, the International Searching Authority and the International Preliminary Examining Authority.

 

PCT Updates

  • From 1 January 2017, applicants intending to have their international application searched and examined by Singapore, can file the international application and PCT Request Form (PCT/RO/101), through Singapore or the IB as the receiving Office using Chinese as a language. There is no need to file a translation of the international application in English.
  • However, a translation of the international application in English, or in whichever language that is accepted, would have to be furnished in accordance with PCT Rule 12.3, if an International Searching Authority other than Singapore is chosen.

 

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact us via:

  • pct@ipos.gov.sg (for enquiries relating to specific international applications filing through Singapore as the receiving Office or selecting Singapore as the International Searching Authority/International Preliminary Examining Authority)
  • Enquiry form (for general enquiries relating to international applications)

More information can be found at the PDF icon WIPO Website

 

Fees Involved in Filing a PCT Application

Fees Prescribed by the International Bureau

 

Fees

 

Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

(a) if the international application contains not more than 30 sheets

SGD 1,948

(b) if the international application contains more than 30 sheets

SGD 1,948
plus 22 SGD for each sheet in excess of 30 sheets

Electronic filing discounts for using ePCT

Electronic filing in PDF format will be given SGD 293 (CHF 200)

Electronic filing in XML format will be given SGD 439 (CHF 300)



Fees Prescribed by Singapore Receiving Office

Matter or Proceeding

Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Form

Transmittal Fee

150

Fee calculation sheet

Priority Document

28

Form CM12

Late Payment Fee

50% of unpaid fee, but the amount shall not be less than $150 (transmittal fee) and not more than 50% of the total international filing fee (not taking into account any fee for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets).

-

Restoration of Right of Priority

250

-

Fees for copies of documents cited in the file of the international application (Rule 94.1bis)

30 per document

-




International Search Fees and their Equivalent Amounts

International Searching Authority

Currency & Amount fixed by Authority

Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

AT-Austrian Patent Office (APO)

EUR 1,7752

SGD 2,648

AU-Australian Patent Office (AIPO)

AUD 2,200

SGD 2,175

EP-European Patent Office (EPO)

EUR 1,775

SGD 2,648

KR-Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

KRW 1,200,000

SGD 1,371

JP-Japan Patent Office (JPO)

JYP 156,000

SGD 1,991

SGD 1,835
(wef 1 July 2022)

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

Search fee (PCT Rule 16)

SGD 2,2403

Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2)

SGD 2,240

Protest fee [PCT Rule 40.2(e)]

SGD650

Fee for copies of documents cited in the international search report (PCT Rule 44.3)

SGD 30 per document

2This search fee is reduced by 75% if the international application is filed by an applicant, or, if there are two or more applicants, each applicant is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in a State for which the Austrian Patent Office is an International Search Authority. More information can be found PDF icon here

3Where IPOS benefits from an earlier search, 25% to 75% of the search fees may be refunded, depending on the extent to which IPOS benefits from the earlier search. This information can also be found in PDF icon Annex D of the PCT Applicant’s Guide


In order to rely on an earlier search report, it is mandatory for the relevant information to be furnished when filing for the PCT international application.

(1) For electronic filing via ePCT, please refer to pages 31-32 of the ePCT-Filing guidelines.

(2) For manual filing, please fill in the relevant information in Box No. VII of the PDF icon PCT/RO/101 form.

International Searching Authority (Supplementary Search)

Currency & Amount

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

In operation 1 September 2015

Amount in Swiss franc (CHF) payable to the International Bureau

Supplementary search fee

CHF 1,613

Supplementary search handling fee

CHF 200

Late payment fee

CHF 100

 

Amount payable to IPOS

Review fee [PCT Rule 45bis.6(c)]

SGD 650

Fees for copies of documents cited in the supplementary international search report

SGD 30 per document




International Preliminary Examining Authority

Currency & Amount

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

In operation 1 September 2015

Handling fee (PCT Rule 57.1)

SGD 293

Preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 58)

SGD 830

Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3)

SGD 830

Protest fee [PCT Rule 68.3(e)]

SGD 650

Fee for copies of documents cited in the international preliminary examination report (PCT Rule 71.2)

SGD 30 per document

Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.2)

SGD 30 per document


Receiving Offices that could appoint Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as competent International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority  Filing information 
Brunei Darussalam
Accept filing via ePCT 
Cambodia  Accept paper filing only 
Indonesia  Accept filing via ePCT 
International Bureau of World Intellectual Property Office  Accept filing via ePCT 
Japan  Office accepts XML files with JPEG as well as TIFFs for the drawings filed using JPO PAS. Offline filings are not accepted. 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic Accept filing via ePCT 
Mexico  Accept filing via ePCT  
Republic of Korea  Accept filing via ePCT 
 Saudi ArabiaAccept filing via ePCT 
Thailand  Accept paper filing only 
Uganda  Accept filing via ePCT
United States of America  Accept filing via ePCT, US-EFS Web and Patent Center
For more information, please refer to www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/applying-online/about-efs-web.  
Vietnam  Accept filing via ePCT 

For currency and amount to select Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as competent International Searching Authority, please refer to Fees and Payments-PCT System


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