The SG IP Fast Track
From 1 Sep 2020, applicants with a patent application accelerated under the SG IP Fast Track (“SG IP FAST”) can also request acceleration of related trademark and registered design applications. Previously known as the SG Patent Fast Track programme, which only allows applicants to accelerate patent applications, the pilot programme has now been expanded to include trademarks and registered designs.* 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.
The SG IP FAST pilot programme will end on 29 Apr 2022.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and request procedures for SG IP FAST from our SG IP Fast Track Circular.
To request acceleration of trademark applications, you may use the template here.
* 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.