Before you apply for a design, use this checklist to check if your design is eligible for registration:

Is your design registrable?

Your design is registrable if it satisfies this key criteria:

  • New - The registered design must not have been registered in Singapore or elsewhere before, or published anywhere in the world before the date of application of the first filing.

Did you check whether there are existing designs similar to yours?

Before you register your design, it is a good idea to run a search on existing designs to see if it already exists. You can also avoid scenarios where there might be possible infringement of other registered designs.  You can conduct the search on IP2SG. You may also check the databases of other countries, generally found on the respective national IP offices’ websites.