Singapore (SG)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection
Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Two months commencing on the day of publication of the mark in the National Trademark Journal (extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Four months from the date of notification of refusal by the Office (extendable).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

There are two options for overcoming a refusal of protection issued by the Office:
1. Internal procedure on the base of exchange of written statements.
2. Internal ex-parte hearing at the Registrar (Article 24(3) of the Trade Mark Rules).
In case of opposition, the holder can lodge a counter statement followed by administrative procedure at the Hearings and Mediation Division. This decision may be appealed at the High Court of Singapore.

Last updated on: October 28, 2013