If you are filing from another country and wish to enter Singapore markets, you may designate Singapore in an international registration or a subsequent designation, via the Madrid Protocol.
It may take about 9 months for a trade mark registration to be granted from the date we receive the notification from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The steps below outline the process following the designation of Singapore in an international registration or a subsequent designation.
Upon receiving the details of the International Registration and/or Subsequent Designation designating Singapore from the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), IPOS will examine the application.
|If your trade mark application is acceptable for registration:
||If your trade mark application is objectionable:
|Your application will be published in the Trade Marks Journal.
You will receive a Provisional Refusal of Protection stating the grounds for refusal. You are required to respond to the refusal within 4 months. Your application will be treated as withdrawn if you fail to respond within the stipulated deadline. Please note that you are required to provide an address for service in Singapore in order to file a response.
If your trade mark application is acceptable for registration, it will be published in the Trade Marks Journal
for public inspection for 2 months.
|If your trade mark application is not opposed by any party:
||If your trade mark application is opposed by another party:
|Your trade mark will be granted protection.
You will receive a copy of the notice of opposition from the opponent. The application process will be suspended pending the outcome of the opposition proceeding.
If there is no opposition to your trade mark application or if the outcome of the opposition proceeding is in your favour, IPOS will issue a Statement of Grant of Protection.