You may be wondering how to register international trademarks if your company sells products in Singapore. Although it might seem complicated and time-consuming, it is actually quite simple. These standardized rules are followed by most countries in the world. This article will provide more information about these rules.
How to register international trademarks in Singapore
It’s not rocket science to do this in Singapore. The Madrid System, which is set standard rules and regulations that govern the international trademark registration process in Singapore, is followed. The process is similar to any other country and follows a set of steps.
Step 1: Submit your form
The international trademark registration form for international trademarks is the MM2. You can download the English, Spanish, and French versions. This form must be completed if you wish to apply for the Singapore trademark registration. This form (or application) must be submitted to the office of origin (the trademark registration agency in your country). Your application will be granted with an essential mark attached. This is basically a stamp of approval from your government that your product meets the legal requirements. The Madrid System allows you to apply for an international trademark.
Step 2: An independent agency reviews your international trademark application
This agency will only review your application for apparent mistakes. The international trademark office will not approve your application if you submit your application to this agency.
If your application is not in compliance with the requirements or contains apparent errors, the agency may issue an irregular notice. This notice will also be sent to your country’s office of origin. The information will inform you of any inconsistencies or errors in your application and how to correct them. These corrections will be made within a specified time frame, and you will be warned about the consequences of failing to do so.
If your application is correct and consistent, the agency will publish the ‘domestic base mark’ in the International Register. The WIPO Gazette will publish the publication. This decision will be communicated to the international registration office by the agency. The agency will notify the international registration office of each member listed in the application. You will then become the official holder for international registration.
This does not mean that your application has been officially approved by an international trademark office. This does not mean you have an international trademark that is active for your product.
Step 3: The offices of all the countries from which the members of your application come will review your application
The Singapore trademark registration office will examine your application before approval. The offices of the countries from which your named members are located will also approve it. Within 12 months, you will receive notification of the decision.
International trademark registration has many benefits.
These are the benefits of international trademark registration in Singapore: These benefits will apply regardless of which country your international trademark registration was submitted to.
This will save you a lot of money. You will only submit one application twice, instead of 20+ more than 40 times.
You can quickly get a trademark for your product(s) if you register your international trademark in Singapore. Your products will be protected against any competitors who might try to copy them.
• If you apply for brand registration in another country, the International Bureau will typically approve your application. In Singapore, this is not always the case. This will allow you to save time, money, headaches, and hassles in trademarking your products.
A registration certificate is equivalent to a domestic trademark registration document in terms of rights, protections, and weight.
You might have different filing dates (or later), but you can add countries or regions to your international trademark registration application or certificate.
International trademark registration
If you wish to file a Singaporean application, you must be a natural person.
Only one product application can be submitted. Name all countries in which your product will be sold.
– You may name as many countries as you wish in your application. They do not have to be members.
– The original mark or an approved replica must be attached to your application by the domestic office that supported it.
– You must list all products that you wish to sell in accordance with Nice Classification. This is an international classification of goods or services.
Your registration will remain valid for a period of 10 years after approval. The validity can be extended for an additional ten years. The agency that reviewed your original application will only charge you additional fees.
If you wish to file an international trademark application in Singapore, you must have a registration application.
– Singapore trademarks must be used to protect the services or products you are trying to sell.
– You must live in Singapore, operate a business there, or have a business there.
Although there are many steps involved in trademark registration, they are not difficult or time-consuming.