IP Legislation

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 IPOS
 IPOS Act
 Patents
 Patents Act
Patents (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2017
 Patents (Amendment) Act Gazetted
 Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 (Commencement) Notification 2016
 Patents (Amendment) Act 2012
 Patent Rules
 Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017
 Patents (Medicinal Health Products) Rules 2016
 Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014
 Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2014
 Patents (Composition of Offences) Regulations
 Patents (Patent Agents) Rules 2001
 Trade Marks
 Trade Marks Act
 Trade Marks Rules
 Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules
 Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) Rules
 Trade Marks (Composition of Offences) Regulations
 Registered Designs
 Registered Designs Act
 Registered Designs (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2017
 Registered Designs (Amendment) Act 2017 as gazetted
 Registered Designs Rules
 Registered Designs (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017
 Registered Designs (Composition of Offences) Regulations
 Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005
 Registered Designs (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2017
 Plant Varieties Protection
 Plant Varieties Protection Act
 Plant Varieties Protection Rules
 Copyright
 Copyright Act
 Copyright (International Organisations) Regulations
 Copyright (International Protection) Regulations
 Copyright (Records Royalty System) Regulations
 Copyright Regulations
 Copyright (Amendment) Regulations 2017
 Copyright (Border Enforcement Measures) Regulations
 Copyright Tribunals (Procedure) Regulations
 Copyright (Network Service Provider) Regulations
 Copyright (Excluded Works) Order 2017
 Copyright (Flagrantly Infringing Online Location) Regulations 2014
 Geographical Indications
 Geographical Indications Act
 Layout - Designs of Integrated Circuits
 Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act




2017

 1  Review of Trade Marks Dispute Resolution Regime 
 2  Amendments to the Patents (Patent Agents) Rules

 

2014

 1  

Amendments to the Trade Marks Rules, Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules, Patents Rules, Registered Designs Rules and Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules

Item From To Remarks
Public Consultation on the Proposed Draft Geographical Indications Rules 10 Sep 2018 12 Oct 2018
5 Oct 2018
IPOS is conducting a public consultation on the proposed Geographical Indications Rules.

Please see below for the public consultation paper and Annex A for the draft of the Geographical Indications Rules.

PDF icon Public Consultation Paper

PDF icon Annex A - Draft Geographical Indications Rules

Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Singapore’s Patents Regime 5 Jul 2017 15 Aug 2017
1 Aug 2017

Ministry of Law and IPOS are conducting a public consultation on proposed changes to Singapore’s patents regime. Please see below for the public consultation paper and its Annexes.

PDF icon Public Consultation Paper

PDF icon Annex A- Proposed Guidelines on Isolated Products from Nature

PDF icon Annex B - Proposal on Submission of 3rd Party Observations

PDF icon Annex C - Proposed New Re-examination Option

PDF icon Annex D - Patents (Amendment) Act 2017

PDF icon Annex E - Draft Patents Amendment Rules 2017

PDF icon Annex F - Draft Grace Period Guidelines

Public Consultation on Copyright Collective Rights Management Ecosystem in Singapore 16 May 2017 23 Jun 2017

Public Consultation Documents:

Ministry of Law and IPOS are conducting a public consultation on the copyright collective rights management ecosystem in Singapore. Please click here for more details on the consultation and the full paper.

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Designs Related Legislation 11 Nov 2016 11 Dec 2016

19 Dec 2016

PDF icon Public Consultation Documents and Annex A (Outline of the proposed changes) (205KB)

PDF icon Annex B - Proposed Amendments to Registered Designs Act (160KB)

PDF icon Annex C - Proposed Amendments to Registered Design Rules (84KB)

PDF icon Annex D - Proposed Amendments to Registered Design (International Registration) Rules (43KB)

PDF icon Annex E - Proposed Amendments to Copyright and Registered Designs Legislation on the interface Between Copyright and Registered Designs (74KB)

To view the Minlaw/IPOS Designs Review 2016 Report, click here and here.

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Singapore's Patents Legislation 27 Oct 2016 15 Nov 2016

30 Nov 2016

PDF icon Public Consultation Document paper (51KB)

PDF icon Annex A - Amendments to Patents Act (69KB)

PDF icon Annex B - Amendments to Patents Rule (37KB)

Public consultation on proposed changes to Copyright regime in Singapore 23 Aug 2016 24 Oct 2016

7 Nov 2016

Public Consultation Documents:

Ministry of Law and IPOS are consulting on proposed changes to our Copyright Regime.  Please click here for more details on the consultation and the full paper.

Public consultation on the Registered Designs regime 12 Oct 2015 7 Dec 2015

Public Consultation Documents:

PDF icon Consultation Paper (621KB)

Public consultation on changes to the Copyright Regulations, Copyright Tribunals (Procedure) Regulations, and Copyright (Excluded Works) Order 5 Dec 2014 5 Jan 2015

Public Consultation documents:

PDF icon Consultation Paper (171KB)

PDF icon Annex A (189KB)

PDF icon Annex B (259KB)



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