On this page, you can access all the relevant documents related to filing for a patent. You may also refer to the manual to aid in your filing process.

Forms & Fees For Filing In Singapore

General Forms
 Standard list of country codes

Word Icon Country Codes (85KB)

PDF icon Country Codes (161KB)

 Application For Clearance Under S34

Word Icon Section 34 (157KB)

PDF icon Section 34 (272KB)

 Service Bureau (SB) Request Form

Word Icon SB Request Form (52KB)

PDF icon SB Request Form (331KB)

 IP2SG Customer Portal Account Registration Form

Word Icon IP2SG Account Registration Form (86KB)

PDF icon IP2SG Account Registration Form (15KB)

 GSTForm (wef 1 Apr 2017)

Word Icon GST (46KB)

PDF icon GST (6KB)

 

 
Description  Fee S$ Patents Form 
 Request for the Grant of a Patent / Statement of Inventorship and Right to Grant of Patent  160

Word Icon Form PF1_8 (250KB)

PDF icon Form PF1_8 (98KB)

 Reference to Registrar on Determination of Entitlement to Patent Before or After Grant  450

Word Icon PF2 (106KB)

PDF icon PF2 (108KB)

 Application for Authorisation by Registrar to Carry out Act on Behalf of Person to whom Directions were Given  50  NA
 Request for Directions on Handling of Dispute Between Joint Applicants  450  NA
 Reference to Registrar to determine the question of a licence  450  NA
 Application to Add and/or Remove Inventors  450

Word Icon PF7 (136KB)

PDF icon PF7 (75KB)

 Statement of Inventorship and of Right to Grant of Patent  No fee

Word Icon PF8 (122KB)

PDF icon PF8 (44KB)

 Request for Early Publication  50

Word Icon PF9 (106KB)

PDF icon PF9 (102KB)

 Request for Search Report or Supplementary  1,650

Word Icon PF10 (115KB)

PDF icon PF10 (69KB)

 

Request for Search and Examination Report

a. In a case where the International Search Report/International Preliminary Report has been established by IPOS (for PCT application entering national phase)

 1,650 plus 40 for each  claim in excess of 20  claims

Word Icon PF11 (103KB)

PDF icon PF11 (93KB)

 b. In any other case  1,950 plus 40 for each  claim in excess of 20  claims
 Furnishing of Prescribed Details  No Fee

Word Icon PF11A (115KB)

PDF icon PF11A (42KB)

 Furnishing of Prescribed Information  No Fee

Word Icon PF11B (106KB)

PDF icon PF11B (39KB)
A request for Patent Prosecution Highway is no longer available via Patents Form 11B. Please disregard Part 7 of the form

 Notice of Intention to Rely on International Preliminary Report on Patentability  No Fee

Word Icon PF11C (92KB)

PDF icon PF11C (32KB)

 Request for Examination Report  1,350 plus 40 for each  claim in excess of 20  claims

Word Icon PF12 (109KB)

PDF icon PF12 (109KB)

 Request for Supplementary Examination Report  No Fee

Word Icon PF12A (121KB)

PDF icon PF12A (77KB)

 Request for an Examination Review Report with the Request to Amend Application Before Grant  1,350

Word Icon Form PF12B_13 (116KB)

PDF icon Form PF12B_13 (94KB)

 Request to Amend Application Before Grant  No Fee

Word Icon PF13 (108KB)

PDF icon PF13 (240KB)

 Response to Written Opinion  No Fee

Word Icon PF13A (42KB)

PDF icon PF13A (67KB)

 Payment of Fee for Grant of Patent  

Word Icon PF14 (117KB)

PDF icon PF14 (106KB)

 a)      Where the application for a patent is lodged before 14 February 2014 and has a date of filing before 1 July 2004  170
 b)     Where the application for a patent is lodged on or after 14 February 2014 and has a date of filing before 1 July 2004  200 plus

 i) 40 for each claim in  excess of 20 claims,  where a Supplementary  Report is relied upon for  the issue of the  certificate of grant; or

 ii) in any other case, 40  for each claim in excess  of the higher of 20  claims in the patent  specification for which  the Search and  Examination Report or  Examination Report (as  the case may be), relied  upon for the issue of the  certificate of grant, was  requested
 c)    Where the application for a patent has a date of filing on or after 1 July 2004
 Payment of Renewal Fee and Any Additional Fee  

Word Icon PF15 (151KB)

PDF icon PF15 (115KB)

 

Renewal Fee

a)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent

 140
 b)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent  370
 c)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent  520
 d)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent  670
 e)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent  820
 f)       For renewal of the 20th year of the patent  970
 g)     For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent  1,200
 

Additional Fee 

a)    For late payment of renewal fee not exceeding one month

 50
 b)  For late payment of renewal fee for each succeeding month (but not exceeding 6 months)  100
 Application Amend Specification After Grant  1,250

Word Icon PF17 (121KB)

PDF icon PF17 (125KB)

 Application for Restoration of Patent  500

Word Icon PF19 (130KB)

PDF icon PF19 (103KB)

 Payment of Additional Fee and Renewal Fee for Restoration of Patent  300 plus

Word Icon PF20 (136KB)

PDF icon PF20 (107KB)

 a)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent  140
 b)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent  370
 c)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent  520
 d)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent  670
 e)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent  820
 f)       For renewal of the 20th year of the patent  970
 g)     For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent  1,200
 Application for Entry to be Made, or for Cancellation of Entry, in Register to Effect that Licences under Patent are to be Available as of Right  40

Word Icon PF28 (143KB)

PDF icon PF28 (204KB)

 Application for Settlement of Terms of Licence of Right  380  NA
 Reference to Registrar of Dispute as to Infringement  280  NA
 Application for Declaration of Non-Infringement  280  NA
 Application for Information on Corresponding Applications for Patent  100

Word Icon PF34 (116KB)

PDF icon PF34 (74KB)

 Application for Revocation of Patent  500

Word Icon PF35 (116KB)

PDF icon PF35 (73KB)

 Request for Re-examination of Patent in Response to Direction of Registrar  900

Word Icon PF36 (132KB)

PDF icon PF36 (38KB)

 Entry into National Phase  200

Word Icon PF37 (152KB)

PDF icon PF37 (194KB)

 Payment of Fee for Publication of Translation of International Application and/ or any Amendment to International Application  70

Word Icon PF38 (105KB)

PDF icon PF38 (66KB)

 Application to Registrar for International Application to be Treated as Application under Act  160  NA
 Payment of Additional Fee for Advertisement of Proposed Correction  NA  NA
 Request for Extension of Time or Period  

Word Icon PF45/46/47 (242KB)

PDF icon PF45/46/47 (157KB)

 For an application for a patent lodged before 14 February 2014

For an application for a patent lodged before 14 February 2014

a)        Request under rule 108(3)

 

 

 200 for each time or  period, and each month  or part of a month

 b)      Request under rule 108(4) or (4A)  200
 c)      Payment of additional fee under 108(6)  200 for each time or  period, and each month  or part of a month
 

For an application for a patent lodged on or after 14 February 2014

a)      Request under rule 108(3) or (4)  

 200 for each time or  period, and each month  or part of a month
 b)      Request under rule 108(5)  200 for each time or  period, and each month  or part of a month
 

Request for Extension of Periods for Search and Examination and Fee for Grant of Patent

a)   Where the application is NOT an international application for a patent that has entered the national phase in Singapore 

 

b) Where the application is an international application for a patent that has entered national phase in Singapore 

 

 

 1,800

 

 No Fee

Word Icon PF45A (110KB)

PDF icon PF45A (67KB)

 Payment of Transmittal Fee under Patent Co‑operation Treaty  150  NA
 Request for Certificate Authorising Release of Sample of Micro-organism  NA  NA
 Notice of Intention to Restrict Availability of Samples of Micro-organisms to Experts  NA  NA
 Notice of objection to Release of Sample of Micro-organism to Expert  100  NA
 Payment of Renewal Fee and Any Additional Fee after Entry is Made in Register to Effect that Licences under Patent are to be Available as of Right  

Word Icon PF53 (128KB)

PDF icon PF53 (44KB)

 

Renewal Fee

a)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 5th, 6th or 7th year of the patent

 70
 b)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 8th, 9th or 10th year of the patent  185
 c)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 11th, 12th or 13th year of the patent  260
 d)      For each year of renewal in respect of the 14th, 15th or 16th year of the patent  335
 e)     For each year of renewal in respect of the 17th, 18th or 19th year of the patent  410
 f)       For renewal of the 20th year of the patent  485
 g)      For each year of renewal after the 20th year of the patent  600
 

Additional Fee

a)      For late payment of renewal fee not exceeding one month

 50
 b)    For late payment of renewal fee for each succeeding month (but not exceeding 6 months)  100
 Application for Extension of Term of Patent  950

Word Icon PF54 (116KB)

PDF icon PF54 (70KB)

 Filing of Drawing(s), Description or Part of Description  No Fee

Word Icon PF56 (106KB)

PDF icon PF56 (38KB)

 

Addition, Correction or Late Declaration of Priority

a)      For declaration under rule 9(2) or request under rule 9(3)

b)      For request under rule 9A(2) 

 

 120

 

 250

Word Icon PF57 (127KB)

PDF icon PF57 (40KB)

 

Notice of Opposition –

(a)    to an application under section 24

(b)    to an amendment of a specification after grant

(c)   to an application under section 54(1) or (3) for cancellation of an entry in the register

(d)   to the correction of an error, clerical error or mistake 

 

 40

 480

 

 90

 100

Word Icon PF58 (140KB)

PDF icon PF58 (75KB)

 Request to Appoint, Change or Remove  Agent  No Fee

Word Icon CM1 (152KB)

PDF icon CM1 (124KB)

 Request to Change Name, Address and Singapore Address for Service of Agent, Applicant, Proprietor or Other Interested Person  No Fee  CM2 (Only e-filing available)
 Request to Surrender Patent  No Fee

Word Icon CM3 (115KB)

PDF icon CM3 (42KB)

 

Request for Correction of Error

a)      For the correction of form, correction of register of Patents, or correction of documents other than form or specification of a patent or of an application for a patent

b)     For the correction of specification of a patent or of an application for a patent 

 

 

 50

 

 

 120

Word Icon CM4 (165KB)

PDF icon CM4 (120KB)

 Application to Register, Amend or Terminate Licence  60 per application  number

Word Icon CM6 (226KB)

PDF icon CM6 (159KB)

 Application to Register, Amend or Terminate Security Interest  50 per application  number

Word Icon CM7 (195KB)

PDF icon CM7 (128KB)

 Application to Register Transfer of Ownership  70 per application  number

Current form (effective until 20 April 2018

Word Icon CM8 (328KB)
PDF icon CM8 (130KB)


Current form (effective until 21 April 2018)

Word Icon CM8 (182KB)
PDF icon CM8 (270KB)

 Request for Withdrawal of Application  No Fee

Word Icon CM9 (102KB)

PDF icon CM9 (32KB)

 Request for File Inspection  30  CM10 (Only e-filing available)
 Application to Record Order of Court  NA  NA
 

Request for Certified Copy of Entry in Register or Certified Extract from Register/ Request for Certified Document Relating to Patent or Application for Patent  

a)     For certificate in electronic form (i.e. soft copy)

b)     For certificate in paper form (i.e. hard copy)

 

 

 

 28 per copy

 35 per copy

Word Icon CM12 (153KB)

PDF icon CM12 (80KB)

 Notice of Attendance at Hearing  715

Word Icon HC1 (155KB)

PDF icon HC1 (78KB)

 Request to Extract Registrar's Certificate of Taxation  80

Word Icon HC2 (143KB)

PDF icon HC2 (75KB)

 

Request for Extension of Time

a)    first extension of that period

b)    second or subsequent extension of that period
 No Fee for 1st Request
100 x number of classes  for Subsequent  Requests

Word Icon HC3 (167KB)

PDF icon HC3 (141KB)

 Request for Ex Parte Hearing  100

Word Icon HC4 (141KB)

PDF icon HC4 (75KB)

 Request for Grounds of Decision for Ex Parte Hearing  700

Word Icon HC5 (143KB)

PDF icon HC5 (76KB)

 Counter-Statement  360

Word Icon HC6 (147KB)

PDF icon HC6 (78KB)

 

Using the services of a service bureau referred to in rule 96K to file any of the following by means of the electronic online system:  

a)    Patents Form PF10, PF11, PF12, PF12B, PF45A and any document accompanying that form

b)    PF1, PF2, PF7, PF8, PF9, PF11A, PF11B, PF11C, PF12A, PF13, PF13A, PF14, PF15, PF17, PF19, PF20, PF28, PF35, PF36, PF37, PF38, PF45, PF46, PF47, PF53, PF54, PF56, PF57, CM1, CM3, CM4, CM6, CM7, CM8, CM9, CM12, HC1, HC2, HC3, HC4, HC5, HC6 and any document accompanying that form

 120 plus 0.50 for each  page of document
 40 plus 0.50 for each  page of document

 

Continuation Sheet

Description Forms
 1.  Continuation Sheet 1

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 1 (75KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 1 (25KB)

 2.  Continuation Sheet 2

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 2 (69KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 2 (23KB)

 3.  Continuation Sheet 3

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 3 (75KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 3 (27KB)

 4.  Continuation Sheet 4

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 4 (61KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 4 (20KB)

 5.  Continuation Sheet 5

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 5 (69KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 5 (23KB)

 6.  Continuation Sheet 6

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 6 (54KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 6 (16KB)

 7.  Continuation Sheet 7

Word Icon Continuation Sheet 7 (58KB)

PDF icon Continuation Sheet 7 (18KB)

 

Information on Service Bureau (SB) Surcharges

  1. Where submissions are made via the Service Bureau (SB), applicants are to enclose together with their submissions, a copy of the Service Bureau Request Form. These would also include Patents Forms which bear zero official fees.
  2. Form CM12 filed under Rule 118 is NOT subjected to SB surcharges.
  3. Cover letters included in the attached documents are NOT subjected to SB surcharges.Patents Forms not listed under the last row of the patent forms table are not filed under the Service Bureau and hence SB surcharges do not apply.
Archival of old Patent Forms

To view the archive of older forms, please click here (for forms before 13 November 2014), here (for forms before 1 April 2017) and here (for forms before 10 December 2017).

 








PCT Forms & Fees

Filing a PCT application

  • The PCT Request Form is available at the IPOS counter and can also be downloaded from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) website.
  • Applicants can file their international applications with Singapore as the receiving Office via an electronic application through ePCT - an e-filing server service that is hosted by the International Bureau. New ePCT users have to register with WIPO as an ePCT user, create an account and upload a digital certificate. You can do so by accessing the ePCT homepage
  • Please note that electronic filing of international applications via ePCT is not available via IP2SG or at IPOS computer terminals.
  • Applicant can refer to the Administrative instructions under the PCT for instructions relating to the international application, the receiving Office, the International Bureau, the International Searching Authority and the International Preliminary Examining Authority.

PCT Updates

  • From 1 January 2017, applicants intending to have their international application search and examine by Singapore, can file the international application and PCT Request Form (PCT/RO/101), through Singapore or the IB as the receiving Office using Chinese as a language. There is no need to file a translation of the international application in English.
  • However, a translation of the international application in English, or in whichever language that is accepted, would have to be furnished in accordance with PCT Rule 12.3, if an International Searching Authority other than Singapore is chosen.
  • For international applications search and examine by Singapore, the final report will be issued in Chinese. Applicants may also indicate by way of a cover letter to IPOS if they wish to receive a final report in English.               

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact us via the following e-mail addresses:

  • pct@ipos.gov.sg (for enquiries relating to specific international applications)
  • Enquiry form (for general enquiries relating to international applications)

More information can be found at the WIPO Website

Fees involved in filing a PCT application

 Fees Prescribed by the International Bureau
 Fees  Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD)
 (a) if the international application contains not more than 30 sheets  SGD 1,859
 (b) if the international application contains more than 30 sheets  

SGD 1,859 plus 21 SGD for each sheet in excess of 30 sheets

Electronic filing discounts for using ePCT

Electronic filing in PDF format will be given SGD 280 (CHF 200)
Electronic filing in XML format will be given SGD 419 (CHF 300)

 

 

Fees Prescribed by Singapore Receiving Office
Matter or Proceeding Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD) Form
Transmittal Fee 150 Fee calculation sheet
Priority Document 35 Form CM12
Late Payment Fee 50% of unpaid fee, but the amount shall not be less than $150 (transmittal fee) and not more than 50% of the total international filing fee (not taking into account any fee for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets). -
Restoration of Right of Priority 250 -

 

 

International Search Fees and their Equivalent Amounts
International Searching Authority Currency & Amount fixed by Authority   Amount in Singapore Dollars (SGD)
AT-Austrian Patent Office EUR 1,8642 SGD 2,980
AU-Australian Patent Office AUD 2,200 SGD 2,343
EP-European Patent Office EUR 1,875 SGD 3,000
KR-Korean Intellectual Property Office KRW 1,300,000 SGD 1,544
JP-Japan Patent Office JYP 156,000 SGD 1,885
 

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

In operation 1 September 2015
Search fee (PCT Rule 16) SGD 2,2403
Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2) SGD 2,240
Protest fee [PCT Rule 40.2(e)] SGD650
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international search report (PCT Rule 44.3) SGD 30 per document

This search fee is reduced by 75% if the international application is filed by an applicant, or, if there are two or more applicants, each applicant is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in a State for which the Austrian Patent Office is an International Search Authority. More information can be found here

Where IPOS benefits from an earlier search, 25% to 75% of the search fees may be refunded, depending on the extent to which IPOS benefits from the earlier search. This information can also be found in Annex D of the PCT Applicant’s Guide

 

 

In order to rely on an earlier search report, it is mandatory for the relevant information to be furnished when filing for the PCT international application.

(1) For electronic filing via ePCT, please refer to pages 31-32 of the ePCT-Filing guidelines.

(2) For manual filing, please fill in the relevant information in Box No. VII of the PCT/RO/101 form.

International Searching Authority (Supplementary Search)  Currency & Amount
 

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

In operation 1 September 2015
Amount in Swiss franc (CHF) payable to the International Bureau
Supplementary search fee CHF 1,603
Supplementary search handling fee CHF 200
Late payment fee CHF 100
Amount payable to IPOS
Review fee [PCT Rule 45bis.6(c)] SGD 650
Fees for copies of documents cited in the supplementary international search report SGD 30 per document

 

 

International Preliminary Examining Authority Currency & Amount
 

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

In operation 1 September 2015
Handling fee (PCT Rule 57.1) SGD 280
Preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 58) SGD 830
Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3) SGD 830
Protest fee [PCT Rule 68.3(e)] SGD 650
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international preliminary examination report (PCT Rule 71.2) SGD 30 per document
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.2) SGD 30 per document

 

 

Description Forms
 1. GST Form (wef 1 Apr 2017)

Word Icon GST (46KB)

PDF icon GST (6KB)

 

Circulars

If you wish to receive our circulars via email, you may subscribe to our mailing list by emailing news@ipos.gov.sg to let us know so that we can keep you informed in future.

2018

18 May 2018  Circular No. 4/2018  Updated Guidelines on Request for Correction of Error 
26 Apr 2018 Circular No. 3/2018  Launch of FinTech Fast Track Initiative: An Accelerated File-to-Grant Service for Financial Technology Patent Applications 
19 Apr 2018 Circular No. 2/2018  New Electronic Services on IP2SG for Managing International Applications filed under the PCT
3 Apr 2018 Circular No. 1/2018 Changes Pertaining to Form CM8 wef 21 April 2018

2017

 

21 Nov 2017 Circular No. 8/2017 Enhancements to Patent Application Process
6 Oct 2017 Circular No. 7/2017 Amendment to Patents Act and Rules To Enter Into Force On 30 October 2017 
22 Aug 2017  Circular No. 6/2017 Examiner-initiated Informal Communications wef 15 September 2017
24 Jul 2017 Circular No. 5/2017 Launch of Patents Open Dossier on IP2SG and Patents Formalities Manual
5 Jul 2017  Circular No. 4/2017 Unsolicited IP Services - Requests for Payment of Fees
17 Mar 2017 Circular No. 3/2017 Slides used in the Information Sharing Session relating to the Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) conducted on 10 Mar 2017
2 Mar 2017 Circular No. 2/2017 Information Sharing Session relating to the Implementation of Goods and Services Tax
3 Feb 2017 Circular No. 1/2017 Revised Fees, Implementation of Goods and Services Tax and Change in Procedure for Amendment and Correction of Patents documents with effect from 1 April 2017

 

2016

23 Dec 2016  Circular No. 6/2016 IPOS as the receiving Office under the PCT will be accepting International Applications in Chinese from 1 January 2017
7 Dec 2016 Circular No. 5/2016 Circular No. 5/2016: Closure of Supplementary Examination Route as of 1 January 2020
1 Nov 2016 Circular No. 4/2016 Launch of eAlert facility in IP2SG
27 Oct 2016 Circular No. 3/2016 Circular No. 3/2016: Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Singapore's Patents Legislation
3 Oct 2016 Circular No. 2/2016 Circular No. 2/2016:Two Pieces of PatentsLegislation to be brought into Force on 1 November 2016
30 Jun 2016 Circular No. 1/2016 Updated Guidelines on the Assessment of Patent Post-Grant Amendments

 
For pre-2015 circulars, please click here.

 










Practice Directions

2018

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
Practice Direction No. 2 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG
Practice Direction No. 1 of 2018 Day of Interruption to the Electronic Online System, IP2SG

 

2017

IP2SG - Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017  Electronic Online System (EOS) 

 

2015

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015   Excluded days
Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015  Excluded days

 

For pre-2015 practice directions, please click here.