The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) announced today that it is delaying the launch of IPOS Digital Hub and the implementation of the previously announced official fee increases.
IP2SG will be switched off on 25 May 2022 at 2359 hours Singapore time. The new electronic filing platform IPOS Digital Hub will start operating on 2 June 2022 at 1200 hrs Singapore time.
We expect that the period between 26 May 2022 and 5 June 2022 will be excluded days and any deadlines falling within this period may be met by Monday 6 June 2022.
The increases in official fees charged by IPOS for its services will take effect only on 26 May 2022.
UPDATED 28 April 2022: IPOS has announced a delay in the proposed launch of IPOS Digital Hub to 2 June 2022 (details below). New excluded days will be announced. Despite the delayed launch, the excluded days declared by IPOS and discussed in this post are not affected.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has announced the launch of a new electronic filing system for patents, trade marks and designs, called IPOS Digital Hub.
On 29 April 2022, IPOS will retire its existing e-filing system (IP2SG), which has been in use since February 2014. The plan is for IPOS Digital Hub to go live on 4 May 2022.
On 25 May 2022, IPOS will retire its existing e-filing system (IP2SG), which has been in use since February 2014. The plan is for IPOS Digital Hub to go live on 2 June 2022 at 1200 hrs Singapore Time.
IPOS Digital Hub will then become the default electronic online system (EOS) for patent, trade mark and registered design filings in Singapore.
In order to implement these changes, IPOS has issued a Practice Direction setting out a number of excluded days.
TL;DR In combination with an intervening weekend and a couple of public holidays in Singapore falling within this period, the entire period from 29 April 2022 to 8 May 2022 is excluded for the purposes of transacting business with IPOS.
How to File a Patent Application in Singapore
This guide tells you what you need to file a “domestic” or Singapore convention application, i.e., a patent filing initiated with IPOS in its own capacity. If desired, the Singapore patent application may claim convention priority under the Paris Convention.
We are pleased to announce that the Tweetup at the 2018 INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle will be held at the Phyllis Lamphere Gallery at the Washington State Convention Centre on Monday, 21 May 2018 from 1:30 pm onwards.
The Phyllis Lamphere Gallery is situated at level 2 of the Convention Centre. We’ll meet at the Gallery near Room 201 and the Juicy Café. The Tweetup is in a publicly accessible (“unbadged”) part of the Convention Centre.
One of the nicest things about the INTA Annual Meeting is being able to meet friends and colleagues at smallish get-togethers, where there is an opportunity to speak properly to another person and to find out what they think about the world.
If you like this sort of thing, please come along to the INTA Tweetup this year.