singapore - Intellectual Property Law

Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Bill

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) seeks feedback by 5 April 2019 on a draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill, which contains amendments to primary legislation in order to implement reforms to the Intellectual Property (IP) dispute resolution system.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

Geographical Indications (Prescribed Goods under Section 10) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 126; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Act 2014 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that except for Sections 4(6) to (9), 15, 16 and 55 to 76, the rest of the Act comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 124; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Geographical Indications Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 125; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 128; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Revisions to Copyright Law have Far-Reaching Implications

This is to notify that the Ministry of Law announced revisions to the Copyright Act, in order to keep up with various developments to fit social and economic needs.
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Singapore Copyright Review Report

The MinLaw and IPOS commenced a comprehensive review of Singapore's copyright system. During the public consultation periods, a wide range of stakeholders responded, including members of the public, individual and corporate creators, local and international organisations, academia, as well as industry and professional associatio ...
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore Copyright Review - Enhancing Creators' Rights and Users' Access to Copyrighted Works

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) amends the Copyright Act in order to update Singapore’s copyright regime to better support creators and the use and enjoyment of creative works in the digital age.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore grants First Accelerated FinTech Patent through IPOS’ FinTech Fast Track Initiative

Singapore, Dec 6 - The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has granted the first accelerated patent under its FinTech Fast Track initiative (金融科技专利优速) to Voyager Innovations, a technology company based in ASEAN. While patent grants typically take at least two to four years, and in many cases even longer, the fast track patent granted t ...
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Singapore gets Boost as IP Hub for Innovative Russian Enterprises

Singapore, Nov 14 - Innovation-driven enterprises from Russia will soon be able to scale up and gain greater access to high growth market opportunities in Asia through Singapore. Singapore Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Maxim Akimov, has witnessed the exchange of a Memorandum o ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Public Consultation on Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Reforms

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) appointed a committee to review and make recommendations on the IP dispute resolution system in Singapore (the IPDR Committee) and this Committee made their final report containing its recommendations (the IP Report). Separately, the Chief Justice established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) in 2015 and MinLaw establi ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Copyright (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 556; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Division 1 of Part 1 and 4 along with Sections 87(1), 88(1), 89(1), (2) and (3), 90(1), (2) and (3) and 91 of the Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018 come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 555; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 10 October 2018.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 557; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity (Confidential Treatment of Information) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 520; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity (Critical Information Infrastructure) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 519; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Cybersecurity Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except Sections 24 to 35 and the Second Schedule of the Cybersecurity Act 2018, comes into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 518; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Copyright Act, the Geographical Indications Act 2014, the Registered Designs Act and the Trade Marks Act, in order to enhance the border enforcement measures for intellectual property rights and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 29; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Update to Patents Formalities Manual

IPOS has updated the Patents Formalities Manual to include the latest practices that are in line with legislative amendments and changes to patents processes. The update aims to provide better guidance for Singapore’s innovators on their patent applications and support them on their innovation journey.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

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