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The risk of operating without a registered trademark in Singapore is high because it uses the first-to-file regime as opposed to a first-to-use one. Also, Singapore’s large percentage of people who speak Chinese means word will likely spread about your product to Mainland China (the “Wild West” of modern trademark registrations). Registering a trademark in China should therefore be a key element in your overall trademark registration strategy for Singapore. We will help you with all these points and make your Singapore Trade Mark Registration as simple as possible.


Our trade mark registration package takes care of everything you need to register your trade mark in Singapore, including advice on strategy and classification.

  • Trade mark search
  • Advice on strategy
  • Advice on classification
  • Filing

Copyrights, Designs, Patents And Trade Marks


A copyright is a form of protection provided to authors for their original work. This includes creative and intellectual work like:

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    The owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute or perform the work publicity.

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    Copyright do not require registration and the owner will have protection in most countries.

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Trade mark

A trademark is a sign which distinguishes a company’s product or service from its competitors. A trademark can be a:

  • owner

    The owner has exclusive rights touse the trade mark and legally prevent its unauthorized use.

  • country

    Trade marks are specific to a country or a union like the EU. Trade marks for 10 years.


A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.

  • owner

    The owner has legal rights to exclude others from making. using or selling the patent.

  • country

    Patents are specific to a country. A patent normally lasts for 20 years.

registered design

A registered design is protection provided to the appearance of a product or part of a product. It defines how a product looks.

  • owner

    The owner has legal protection from others copying the design for their product.

  • country

    Registered designs are specific to a country. A registered design normally lasts for 25 years.


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    Trade Mark Search

    The small country of Singapore received over 70,000 trademark applications in 2018. It is imperative to conduct a trademark search before filing for a trademark in Singapore.

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    Advice on Strategy

    Registering a Singapore trademark requires an overall strategy to ensure the highest possible chances of success. We will assist you with an overall trademark registration strategy.

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    Advice on Classification

    There are 45 classes into which a trademark can fall. Assigning your Singapore trademark into the correct categories (up to three) is crucial to avoid deficiencies in the filing.

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    Once we have established a proper strategy and classification for your Singapore trademark, we will take care of all the complexities involved in filing your trademark’s application and keeping tabs on its progress!



How long is a Singapore trade mark valid for?

A Singapore trademark is valid for ten years after the date of application and can be renewed indefinitely every ten years.

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore states that the following marks are eligible for being registered as trademarks:

  • Letters
  • Words
  • Names
  • Signatures
  • Labels
  • Devices
  • Tickets
  • Shapes and colour
  • Any combination of these elements

This is a question requiring professional legal advice, but an example exists in the case of Florian Mack v Golden Cala Trading EST. Golden Cala Trading EST (the Applicant) tried to file a trademark for a mark that was already being used by Florian Mack (the Opponent).
The Opponent won out on the basis of “passing off”. To do this, the Opponent had to prove (and did):

  • Goodwill in the use of his own mark
  • Misrepresentation on the part of the Applicant’s mark
  • Damages incurred

Technically, the Opponent did not win on the basis of having an earlier unregistered mark (first-to-use) but on the basis of passing off.

In first-to-file regimes (such as Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Europe) it is crucial to file for a trademark to be guaranteed any protection in IP court.

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) delineates numerous elements and types of marks that cannot be registered. Some items include:

  • Mark is not distinctive enough.
  • Mark is too common in your particular trade.
  • Offensive marks.
  • Marks leading to immoral behaviour.
  • Descriptive marks.
  • Marks identical to earlier marks.
  • And more.

There is no need to know all these rules if you use the Start My Business Singapore Trade MarkRegistration service. We will guide you through the application and minimize the chance of objections to the mark during its examination.

Yes. This is perfectly within your rights to do so. Please seek out expert advice when doing so.

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We provide everything you need to register and thereby protect your trade mark in Singapore.

We will have your trade mark ready for you in 270 days.

Our team of trade mark experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly register your trade mark in Singapore.

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Pricing Packages


  • Additional Class in Singapore

    Please select additional classes if there is more than one category of classification you wish to register for. Each additional category will cover the Official filing fees and our professional charges.


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How it Works

  • 1
    Check the product out in your shopping cart

    Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your Singapore trade mark registration process.

  • 2
    Answer some questions

    We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly prepare for registering your trademark. If needed, we’ll get in touch with you directly for more information.

  • 3
    Sit back and relax

    Let us do the work to set up your Singapore trade mark. We’ll get in touch with you any time there is something that needs to be addressed.

  • 4

    You might want to celebrate after the trademark is approved. It’s a huge achievement. We’ll celebrate right along with you!