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 objectionable:
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 Your application will be treated as withdrawn if you fail to respond within the stipulated deadline.
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 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.