Trademark Registration Services include:
- Conduct Trademark Search and application.
- Manage relevant regulatory authorities during the trademark application process. Usually, the trademark registration process will take a minimum of 4 to 6 months. (1 to 3 months to be processed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and another 3 months for potential opposition proceedings).
Prices are listed in "Service fees".
What is a Trademark?
A trade mark is a sign that you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders.
A trade mark can be represented graphically in the form of your company’s logo or a signature.
Through a registered trade mark, you can protect your brand (or “mark”) by restricting other people from using its name or logo.
Once acquired, a trade mark can last indefinitely as long as you renew it every 10 years. Because a registered trade mark is a form of IP, you can license or assign it to others.
Letters, words, names, signatures, labels, devices, tickets, shapes, colors or any combinations of these elements can be registered as a trade mark but a mark must be distinctive and capable of distinguishing your goods or services from similar ones of other traders.
The following are some common examples of marks that cannot be registered as a trade mark:
- Marks that are descriptive (e.g. super, best, cheap, one dozen)
- Marks that are common to your trade (ones that have become well accepted in relation to your trade and do not distinguish the goods or service you are offering)
- Marks that could offend or promote immoral behaviour
- Deceptive marks (ones that could misrepresent the nature, quality or geographical origin of the goods or services)
- Marks that are identical to earlier marks
- Marks that could cause confusion (similar or identical to an earlier mark and in relation to similar or identical goods or services provided by the owners of the earlier mark)
- Marks that are identical or similar to Well Known Marks