The first step before you file your trademark registration in Singapore is to consider probable obstacles and challenges that could appear during the process of registration. The Trademark Comprehensive Study helps in listing all the trademarks that have any similarity graphically and phonetically, which might conflict with one chosen by you. The study also helps in providing an attorney’s professional advice about various possibilities of registration.
An attorney then files the application for trademark registration in Singapore and performs all required steps in the Trademark Office to get approval for registration. After the trademark is filed, we send you a detailed filing report including the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the same.
Registration is not just needed for securing rights for a specific trademark. As per the law, prior use is an evidence of trademark ownership. The principle that is effective in Singapore is known as “first to use”.
Yes, it can be opposed on the following grounds:
Yes, one can get the following rights after trademark registration in Singapore:
The average timeline for the registration approval of trademark is 8 months, in case no objections or oppositions come up.
No, the territorial limit of this registration is only in Singapore.
marks that function majorly as geographic place names
When is the renewal of a trademark needed?
Succeeding renewals typically last for a time period of 10 years starting from the renewal date of the registration.
How would I know the renewal date of my trademark?
The first renewal date of a trademark’s registration is 10 years from the date of filing the application.
If my trademark gets expired, will I get some grace period?
Yes, there is a grace period of six months that is available. However, once the owner fails in renewing the trademark in this time period, then the registration is omitted from the Registry. There is also a penalty fee that is levied for the trademarks that get expired.