In more detail
As part of efforts to continually provide world-class intellectual property (IP) services, IPOS is launching a new IPOS Digital Hub and introducing changes in its filing, registration and dispute resolution processes to improve business-friendliness and operational efficiency.
IPOS Digital Hub
IPOS Digital Hub harnesses the latest technologies to enhance user experience in the IP registration process. Key features include an improved user interface; an enhanced search function; features for IP management; and enhanced support for IP dispute resolution processes.
More information on IPOS Digital Hub will be shared in a subsequent circular and complimentary information sessions will be held in April 2022 to familiarise users with the new functions and features.
Process changes and fee updates
Alongside the Intellectual Property (Amendment) Act 2022, various IP subsidiary legislation will be amended to support the changes in IPOS processes. The IP subsidiary legislation amendments will be communicated once they are finalised.
More information on the various changes to processes and fees is available at IPOS’s Circular No. 2/2022 dated 11 March 2022 ("Circular"), available here.
All process changes and fee updates, save as indicated in Annex B of the Circular, will come into effect on 29 April 2022 in tandem with the launch of IPOS Digital Hub.
These changes are intended to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global IP hub and support innovators and businesses as they leverage their IP to expand locally and overseas.
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