E-briefing: The Intellectual Property Amendment (2021) Bill- Simplifying and Streamlining Intellectual Property Processes

E-briefing: The Intellectual Property Amendment (2021) Bill- Simplifying and Streamlining Intellectual Property Processes
27 Jul 2021

Further to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the various IP legislation to simplify and streamline IP processes and improve user experience with digital initiatives in August 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (the “IPOS”) now seeks to implement those legislative changes to give effect to the intended policies.

This e-briefing sets out the proposed legislative changes to the patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant varieties protection regimes, as well as the proposed legislative changes that are common across multiple IP regimes. More information on the foregoing can be found at https://www.ipos.gov.sg/docs/default-source/default-document-library/public-consultation-ip-(amendment)-bill.pdf.

In light of the proposed changes to the various IP legislation, applicants and IP owners can expect shorter IP prosecution timelines and greater costs savings when seeking IP protection moving forward. By simplifying and streamlining IP processes, IPOS’ turnaround time for the examination of IP applications is likely to be even shorter, and applicants and IP owners can obtain IP protection with even less hassle, thereby further strengthening Singapore’s IP regime and position as a global IP hub.

Read the full article here.

For further information, contact:

Esther Wee

Head of IP

Harry Elias Partnership LLP

estherwee@harryelias.com   

+65 6361 9350

Tan Weiyi

Partner

Harry Elias Partnership LLP

weiyitan@harryelias.com 

+65 6361 9376

Supporting Team Member

Daniel Yap

Legal Executive

Harry Elias Partnership LLP

danielyap@harryelias.com

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.

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