The SG IP Fast Track (“SG IP FAST”) is a pilot programme that will end on 29 Apr 2022.* Previously known as the SG Patent Fast Track programme, the programme has been expanded to include the acceleration of trademark and registered design applications. From 1 Sep 2020, applicants with a patent application accelerated under SG IP FAST can request acceleration of related trademark and registered design applications. 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:
- Patent applications can be granted in as fast as 6 months.
- Straightforward trademark applications can be registered in as fast as 3 months. Other trademark applications can be registered in as fast as 6 months.
- Registered design applications can be registered in as fast as 1 month.
SG IP FAST is available to patent applications filed for all inventions across all technological sectors.
With an expedited patent grant, innovators and enterprises gain certainty about their scope of rights. The early Singapore Search and Examination report will also give them a competitive advantage, as a means to springboard into global markets from Singapore.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and request procedures for SG IP FAST from our SG IP Fast Track Circular.
* There will be a cap of 5 patent applications a month under SG IP FAST, which will be reset on the first day of every month. Unutilised capacity will be rolled over to the next month, subject to a maximum cap of 10 applications a month. There will also be a cap of 10 patent applications per year per entity (individual or corporate). There will not be a cap on the number of trademark and registered design applications that can be accelerated.