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IPOS Declares Further Period of Excluded Days

8 June 2022

Today, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) announced a further period of excluded days (9 June 2022 to 17 June 2022). This is the fourth period of excluded days to be declared this year.

We provide further details and analysis of today’s announcement in the related blog post.

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IPOS Declares Yet More Excluded Days

3 June 2022

IPOS (the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore) has today announced a further period of excluded days (6 June 2022 to 8 June 2022). This is the third period of excluded days to be declared this year.

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IPOS Declares More Excluded Days

25 May 2022

In conjunction with the delay in the launch of the new IPOS Digital Hub filing system, IPOS has announced that it has issued a practice direction to effectively make the entire period of 26 May 2022 to 5 June 2022 (both dates inclusive) as excluded days.

This is the second period of excluded days to be declared this year.

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IPOS Announces Delay in Offical Fee Increases and Launch of Digital Hub

28 April 2022

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore today announced new dates for the launch of IPOS Digital Hub and the implementation of increases in its official fees.

A summary of the changes follow:

  • IPOS Digital Hub will start operation on 2 June 2022 at 1200 hrs Singapore time (instead of 4 May 2022).

  • IP2SG will be switched off on 25 May 2022 at 2359 hours Singapore time (instead of 29 April 2022 at 0000 hrs).

  • Offical fees will only be increased on 26 May 2022 (not 29 April 2022).

  • previously declared excluded days are not affected.

More details and analysis of today’s announcement may be found in the related blog post.


Retirement of IP2SG and Implementation of IPOS Digital Hub

18 April 2022

UPDATED 28 April 2022: IPOS has announced a delay in the proposed launch of IPOS Digital Hub to 2 June 2022 (details below).

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has announced the launch of a new electronic filing system, called IPOS Digital Hub.

The existing e-filing system (IP2SG), which has been in use since February 2014, is being retired on 29 April 2022. IPOS Digital Hub will go live on 4 May 2022.

The existing e-filing system (IP2SG), which has been in use since February 2014, is being retired on 25 May 2022. IPOS Digital Hub will 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 at IPOS.

The related blog post provides more information on this change, including details on a number of excluded days announced by IPOS to ease the transition between the two electronic filing systems.


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