Trademark registration provides greater legal protection to your brand and safeguards the intellectual property. Let us support you in getting your trademark registered in Singapore to avoid any conflicts with other brands and be able to use the mark legally.
Strengthen the commercial protection of your brand.
Your brand may or may not be protected by the trademark treaties depending on the location where your business operates. With our years of experience in international intellectual protection, we will support you throughout the process to secure your brand in regions you already operate or plan to expand. Let us help you in conducting the initial trademark search, ensuring your application is approved and providing legal advice throughout the process.
What is a trademark?
A trademark is a type of intellectual property protection that distinguishes the goods and services of one trade from others.
The trademark must be able to be represented graphically. You can register your trademark under two conditions: you are already using the mark, or you intend to use it soon. It is important that your trademark is active continuously for a minimum of three years to avoid the non-use cancellation action.
Benefits of registering a trademark.
The benefits of having your trademark registered is that it gives you full ownership and exclusive rights to use the trademark in Singapore and other jurisdictions. The owner of the trademark has the right to bring up a suit against any other person who is using the trademark without permission.
What you can and cannot trademark.
What you will need to register a trademark.
To file a trademark application in Singapore, you will need:
- Details of the applicant
- A clear graphical representation of the trademark
- A list of goods and/or services sought for registration, classified according to the International Classification of Goods and Services
- A declaration of use or intended use of the trademark
Trademark registration process
Simple steps to protect your brand.
1. Conducting a comprehensive study or trademark search
Before filing your application, a trademark search needs to be conducted on the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) database to make sure there are no similar trademarks already registered.
2. Trademarks journal examination
If the trademark is registrable, the application will be published in the Trademarks Journal for public inspection for two months. If an examiner has objections, the company will be notified and has four months to respond, otherwise the application may be removed.
3. Obtaining the registration certificate
If there are no objections to your trademark, the objection is withdrawn or decided in favour of the applicant, the trademark will be registered. You will receive a registration certificate that is valid for 10 years.