The listed trademark price includes all legal fees and the government fee of 280 SGD for filing a trademark in Singapore in one class. Each additional class after the first will cost US$399 (280 SGD of the government is included in the price).
A wordmark is a very versatile trademark type, because it can be used in any type of font with any image and with any additional words or stylization. At the same time, a combined trademark is a solid chose for Singapore as it is usually easier to register such a trademark and it gives protection to all elements in the mark: to the logo and to the wording.
1. 🇸🇬 Singapore Trademark Search
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If you wish to search for your trademark in Singapore, there is a free online trademark search available on the website of the Trademark Office of Singapore, you can find the link below. A Singapore trademark search is a process of reviewing the existing trade mark registrations and applications in the Singapore trade mark registry to determine if a proposed trade mark is available for use or registration.
It is important to conduct a thorough trademark search before filing an application for registration, as this can help to avoid potential legal challenges from trade mark owners whose rights may be infringed by the proposed trade mark.
At the same time, you can request the search on this page and get a free consultation. We will check not only for identical trademarks, but we will also look for any potential obstacles to registration such as for signs of descriptiveness.
If you wish to really check if your mark is available, we recommend getting a trademark study in Singapore. The Trademark Study is a very detailed trademark search performed by our trademark agent in Singapore. Our attorney will prepare a detailed report delivered to you within a few days.
We will find 99% of all potential obstacles and will provide you with our recommendation on how to improve your chances to register the mark.
When performing a free TM search in Singapore yourself, you must always keep in mind that no identical trademarks does not mean no similar marks. Two marks can be similar even if they are not identical. Think of Apple and Apl. They are not identical, but they sound the same.
Searching for identical trademarks is only the first step to find out if your trademark is truly available in Singapore.
Trademark Registration Process in 1 minute [video]
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The process takes 12 months, our price includes legal and official fees for a trademark in one class with standard description, up to 30 items per class.
No additional documents are required. All foreign applicants can own trademarks in Singapore provided that they are represented by a local agent. We will represent you in Singapore.
2. IPOS Trademark Office in Singapore
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- Name of Office: IP Office of Singapore (IPOS).
- Address: 51 Bras Basah Road #01-01 Manulife Centre Singapore 189554
- Phone number: (65) 6339 8616
Trademark Law in Singapore is rather sophisticated and developed. The level of trademark protection granted by the law is very high.
The IPOS (the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore) is one of the most digitalized Trademark Offices and has an advanced online system available for users of Singpass. A new system has been launched recently by the IPOS, the system is the IPOS Digital Hub which brings together all the Intellectual Property services on one website.
A trademark agent in Singapore is a professional who is qualified and licensed to provide advice and services related to registering and protecting trade marks in Singapore. This may include conducting searches to determine the availability of a trade mark, drafting and filing trade mark applications, and representing clients in trade mark opposition proceedings. Trade mark agents in Singapore must be registered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and meet certain qualifications and experience requirements in order to practice.
3. How to register trademark in Singapore?
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Trademark registration in Singapore is a process of obtaining legal protection for a trade mark through the registration with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). A registered trade mark gives the owner the exclusive right to use the trade mark in relation to the goods or services for which it is registered, and to take legal action against anyone who uses the trade mark without permission.
To register a trademark in Singapore, an application must be filed with IPOS.
You can apply for your trademark in Singapore with us. The process is 100% online and we have one of the highest registration rate in the industry.
A power of attorney is not required to file a trademark in Singapore, no prior use is required to file a trademark, no local office is required. Once the mark is filed by our attorney, the application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and registrability under the Trademark Act and a search for prior trademarks.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approximately from nine to twelve months.
Before the registration, the trade mark application will be published in the Trade Mark Journal. A registered trademark in Singapore is valid for 10 years from the date of application and the registration is renewable for the periods of 10 years.
Multiple-class applications are possible. Each additional class costs extra.
The application is filed at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). According to the existing Trademark Law the mark is protected from the moment of filing.
If a trade mark is not used for a continuous period of 3 years or more, it can be removed from the register by any interested party on the ground of non-use
The Singapore Trademark Office applies the current version of the Nice Classification.
What will be required to trademark your name in Singapore?
- Type of the applicant: individual or a company.
- Complete name of the owner.
- Full address of the owner.
- Phone number - to contact you in case if any action is required.
- Mailing address - to forward you the certificate once the trademark is registered.
- List of goods/services.
- Class or classes.
- Trademark itself.
3.1 Price to Register a Trademark
The official fee for filing a trademark application is SGD 280 (updated in 2022) for each class using the pre-approved list of goods and services, this is included in our price. There are no official fees payable at the publication and registration stages for trademark applications in Singapore.
Our fees (August 2023):
Trademark Search in one class (wordmark or logo): 99 USD
Additional class: 99 USD
Trademark Registration Request in one class (wordmark or logo): 449 USD [ALL GOVERNMENT FEES ARE INCLUDED]
Additional class: 399 USD
3.2 What qualifies to be registered as a trademark in Singapore?
There are 3 main types of trademarks in Singapore: a logo (a design mark), a wordmark, a combined mark and a few non-traditional types.
1. A logo example. No word elements.
2. A wordmark example. A simple word in any font, without any design elements.
3. A combined mark aka wordmark+logo
All distinctive and graphically representable signs capable of distinguishing between goods and services of the proprietor from other traders, such as names, words, acronyms, numbers, letters, colors, devices, combinations or shades of colors, signatures, sounds, labels, tickets, three-dimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging and any combination of the mentioned signs are registrable as a trademark.
Smell, hologram and movement marks as well are theoretically registrable. (NOTE: Movement marks and hologram and have already been registered in IPOS – smell marks are still theoretically registrable).
The following trademark types are registrable: trademarks, collective marks, service marks and certification marks.
4. Our Singapore Trademark Services
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Our Trademark Attorney offer the following services in Singapore:
- Trademark Search in Singapore - when you wish to find out the probability of registration of your trademark in Singapore.
- Trademark Registration - when you wish to protect your brand in Singapore.
- Trademark oppositions
- Defenses in case of oppositions or objections/office actions in Singapore
- Trademark cancellations
- Trademark assignment -also known as change of owner or a trademark transfer. When you wish to transfer your trademark to someone else.
- Change of name/Change of Address. This service might be required to update your details, such as the name of your company or your address. This is important as not updating the details might result in issues when you try to enforce your trademark.
If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
5. Trademark Renewals in Singapore
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- A trademark is valid for 10 years from the date of application
- A trademark in Singapore can be renewed for periods of 10 years, a mark can be renewed 6 months before the expiration date of the registered trademark.
Trademark renewals in Singapore refer to the process of maintaining the validity of a registered trade mark by extending the registration period. In Singapore, a trade mark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application, after which it must be renewed to maintain its validity.
Trademark renewal schedule
The price is US$399 for one class, each additional class costs US$379. The government fee is included in the price.
Trademark renewal process
Please contact us using the following form in order to request a trademark renewal. The process is rather simple, our attorney will become your representative and will pay the renewal fee.
How to apply
Documents required: no documents required in order to renew a Trademark in Singapore. The only requirement is to pay the renewal fee.
How fast the process is
The process takes approximately 1 day, and a digital Renewal Confirmation is issued.
Possible issues during the renewal process
No issues are expected. The process is straightforward.
What if the deadline is missed?
The mark can be renewed during the late renewal period or grace period which lasts 6 months from the expiration date of a trademark.
Restoration means an additional period of 6 months after expiration of the “late renewal” deadline.
- Late renewal fee: 205 SGD extra per class
- Restoration fee: 265 SGD extra per class
📅 Renewal Deadline Calculator:
- Filing date: 01.09.2019
- Registration date: 01.09.2021
- Expiration date: 01.09.2029
- The earliest date for filing a renewal: 01.03.2029
- Grace period starts and ends: 01.09.2029-01.03.2030
Please be informed that the dates are determined to the best of our knowledge and we take no responsibility if the calculations are incorrect. We recommend that you contact us with an actual case in order to determine the renewal date with the highest accuracy possible.
If 12 months passed from the date of expiration, the mark will become abandoned and must be filed again.
6. How to compare two marks in Singapore?
Comparing marks visually, aurally, and conceptually can provide a more comprehensive understanding of their similarity.
- Visually: Comparing marks visually in Singapore can help to identify similarities in the overall appearance of the marks, such as their shape, color, and font.
- Aurally: Comparing marks aurally can help to identify similarities in their pronunciation or sound.
- Conceptually: Comparing marks conceptually can help to identify similarities in the meaning or association of the marks. It's important to note that different types of marks may be more appropriate for different types of comparisons.
For example, visual comparison may be more appropriate for logos, while aural comparison may be more appropriate for brand names or slogans. Conceptual comparison may be more appropriate for trademarks. Also, it's worth mentioning that comparing marks in different languages or scripts may require different methods or expertise.