trade-marks

TRADE MARKS

A trade mark can help you differentiate your products and services from others. Read on to learn more about registering and managing your trade marks.

Circulars & Practice Directions

Circulars
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For classification practices on specific terms, please refer to our compiled Circulars on Classification of Goods and Services.

For pre-2021 circulars, please click here.

2022

8 Jun 2022PDF iconCircular No. 8 of 2022Excluded Days and Alternative Filing Mode Via FormSG
3 Jun 2022PDF iconCircular No. 7 of 2022Excluded Days
25 May 2022PDF iconCircular No. 6 of 2022IPOS Digital Hub Launch on 2 June 2022
(Note: The Annex of this Circular supersedes the Annex in Circular No. 5 of 2022.)
28 Apr 2022PDF iconCircular No. 5 of 2022Information on Revised Launch Date for IPOS Digital Hub, Decommission Date for IP2SG, Effective Date of Legislative Amendments and Fee Updates, Excluded Days
22 Apr 2022PDF iconCircular No. 4 of 2022Extension of SG IP FAST Track Programme and Sunset of 12 Months File-to-Grant Programme
11 Apr 2022PDF iconCircular No. 3 of 2022Information on Filing Requirements and Transition to IPOS Digital Hub
11 Mar 2022PDF iconCircular No. 2 of 2022Introducing IPOS Digital Hub, Legislative Amendments and Fee Updates
6 Jan 2022 PDF iconCircular No. 1 of 2022 Examination of Companion Trade Mark Applications

2021

10 Sep 2021 PDF iconCircular No. 6 of 2021 Potentially Misleading Business Names of Non-official Entities
10 Sep 2021 PDF iconCircular No. 5 of 2021
Introduction of Amendments to the Trade Marks Subsidiary Legislation and Electronic Filing and Service of Documents
6 Aug 2021
PDF iconCircular No. 4 of 2021
International Classification of Goods and Services Nice Classification – 11th Edition, Version 2022
6 Aug 2021
PDF iconCircular No. 3 of 2021
Change in Trade Marks Journal Publication Dates
15 Jul 2021
PDF iconCircular No. 2 of 2021
Public Consultation on Intellectual Property (Amendment) Bill 2021
1 Feb 2021
PDF iconCircular No. 1 of 2021
New IP2SG Website Address; Launch of IP2SG Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for Trademark Application, Renewal and Management

Practice Directions

2022

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


2021


PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF iconRegistries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021Alternative Filing Modes and Service of Documents


2020

PDF iconRegistries Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020Alternative Filing Modes and Service of Documents
PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF iconRegistries Practice Direction No. 2 of 2020
Excluded days
PDF iconRegistries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020
Excluded days


2019


PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF iconRegistries Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019
Excluded days
PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2019
Excluded days


2018


PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2018Electronic Online System (EOS)
PDF iconPractice Direction No. 3 of 2018Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
PDF iconPractice Direction No. 2 of 2018
Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
PDF iconPractice Direction No. 1 of 2018
Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG


2017


PDF iconPractice Direction No. 1 of 2017
Approved List of Goods or Services
PDF iconIP2SG Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017
Electronic Online System (EOS)


2015


PDF iconPractice Direction No. 2 of 2015
Excluded days
PDF iconPractice Direction No. 1 of 2015
Excluded days

For pre-2015 practice directions, please click here.

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