Public Holidays in Singapore

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please note that the following business days are public holidays in Singapore and our office will be closed:

10 July 2020 (Friday)- Polling Day for Singapore General Elections

31 July 2020 (Friday)- Eid ul Adha/ Hari Raya Haji

10 August 2020 (Monday)- Singapore’s National Day

Kindly take note of these long weekend dates. Please note all government offices including the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore will closed on these dates as well. We will respond to any urgent instructions as soon as we can.

Guidelines on Re-registration of Singapore Patent in Laos

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In November 2019,  the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the Department of Intellectual Property, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) signed a Memorandum of Understanding which now enables Singapore granted patents to be re-registered in Laos, providing ease of patent protection and commercialisation in the two countries. For more information, please click here.



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On 4 May 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”) launched a new patent acceleration programme for innovation in all sectors called the “SG Patent Fast Track programme”. This programme  replaces the FinTech Fast Track (“FTFT”) and Accelerated Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (“AI2 ”) which were launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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Changes afoot for IP disputes in Singapore

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On 8 July 2019, the Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill introduced enhance IP dispute resolution procedures in Singapore. The changes proposed include the consolidation of IP disputes with the High Court, fast track options, arbitration for disputes and specific issues pertaining to patent litigation. Read More