31 Oct '11, 2am

Intellectual property fees to go up from December

By K. C. Vijayan, Law Correspondent The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is raising its trademark, patent and design filing charges from December, for the first time since 2007. The charges will rise between 5 per cent and 10 per cent. In dollar terms, the hikes range between $1 and $250. Among other things, an application to register a trademark will be raised from $310 per class to $341 per class. There are currently 45 classes under which the mark can be registered. For instance, a trademark registered for two categories of products such as spectacles and shoes would constitute two classes for the same trademark. For patents, the periodic extension fees for registered designs are also being raised by $20 for the first five-year period to an increase of $50 for the fourth five-year period. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. b...

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