Intellectual Property in Singapore

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
National Organizations
The organisation responsible for the protection of intellectual property in Singapore is the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
Regional Organizations

APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group

Association of South East Asian Nations -ASEAN

International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 

Patents Act, 1995

Visit: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

20 years (renewable)
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark
 

Trade Marks Act, 2005 (revised)

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10 years (renewable) Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 

Registered Designs Act, 2000

Visit: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

5 years ( renewable after every 5 years up to a maximum of 15 years)  
Copyright
 

Copyright Act, 2005

 

The duration varies depending on the nature of work. Visit: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Berne convention
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act, 1999

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15 years (maximum from the date of creation)  

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