Singapore - Law and Practice Updates

Patent Cooperation with Cambodia

Under a cooperation agreement between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft (MIH) of Cambodia, patent owners in Singapore will now be able ... more

IPOS Operating as ISA, IPEA and SISA

With effect from 1 September 2015, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will begin operating under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as an International Searching Authority (ISA), International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) as well as the Supplementary International Searching Authority (SISA).

Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme Between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China

From 1 September 2013, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has commenced a two-year Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO). Under this PPH pilot programme, patent ... more

Legislative Changes Relating to The Appointment of Examiners

With effect from 8 April 2013, the following legislative changes have been made:
• The definition of Examiner as provided in Section 2(b) of the Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 has come into operation ;
• Rule 2(3) of the Patents Rules has been deleted. ... more

PPH Pilot Programme From 01 January 2013

On 1 January 2013, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will commence a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The PPH pilot will allow patent applicants who have first filed a patent application in Singapore and who are ... more

Imminent Changes to Singapore Patents Law

Legislative changes to Singapore patents law will see a paradigm shift from the present "self assessment" regime to a "positive grant" system. These changes will have important implications for prosecution and examination of new patent applications filed on or after the date of ... more

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