Singapore patent application




Release time:2016-05-12

According to Singapore's patent law, in order to obtain patent law protection, a patent application must be submitted to the Patent Registry (Registry of Patents). The application must contain relevant information about the patent, including the invention, operating instructions and related disclosures. The patent law does not specify which inventions are protected by law, but it does specify inventions that cannot be patented, such as offensive, immoral and anti-social behavior. The invention that can be patented must have novelty, creativity and industrial application.


Information required for a Singapore patent application:

Invention provided: 1, patent specification (need translation)

2. Name and address of applicant and inventor (in Chinese and English)

Appearance provided: 1. Appearance six-sided drawing

2. Name and address of the applicant and designer (in Chinese and English)


singapore patent application process:

1. Documents that can be submitted by fax: Documents that do not involve costs shall be provided within 14 days from the date of transmission.

2. Request for review report: 32 months from the priority date/international application date

Other documents: international search reports and references, non-English references should be submitted in translation and their translation confirmation documents. For applications filed on or after July 1, 2004, they need to be provided within 21 months from the priority date/international filing date.

3. Time limit for modification: Before paying the authorization fee, you can take the initiative to fully modify the application.

Time limit for error correction: any time.

5. Notice of intention based on the international preliminary examination report of patentability: For international applications submitted on or after July 1, 2004, the applicant can choose to meet the search and examination requirements at the time of authorization based on the international search report and the international preliminary examination report established in the international phase.

6. Within 54 months from the date of priority/international application, the application must meet the requirements of the patent law and the implementing rules, otherwise it shall be deemed to be abandoned, and all the requirements shall be met and the authorization fee shall be paid before the prescribed time limit.

For applications filed on or after 1 July 2004, the period for payment of the grant fee is 42 months from the priority/international filing date.

Since the submission of the application, the specification of the application is based on amendments or corrections, and the applicant must submit each amendment and correction and pay the prescribed fee.

7. The time limit for requesting review and authorization: within 39 months from the date of national application/priority.

8. Annual fee: After authorization, the renewal fee shall be paid in the fifth year from the date of international application, and shall be paid in the fourth year and three months before the end of each subsequent year, with a grace period of six months and a late surcharge.

If authorization is granted after 45 months from the date of international application, no surcharge shall be paid within 3 months after authorization, and the surcharge shall be paid before 6 months after 3 months after authorization.

9. Review and oral examination: If the Patent Office denies that the international application date is incorrect or the priority is deemed not to have been raised due to the error or negligence of the receiving office, an oral examination may be filed within one month from the date of the notice.

Appeal to the Court: If the oral judge upholds the view, the applicant may appeal to the court within 14 days of the oral decision, and in other cases 6 weeks.

10. Forgiveness for delays in certain deadlines, including: entry into the national phase, examination of the report request fee, provision of an English translation of the priority document, and, if necessary, a translation of the originally submitted international application, with a grace period of 3 months.

11. Duration of temporary protection: Beginning with international publication in English.