Trade Mark

Trade Marks are pivotal in the branding and strategies. They enhance and protect your image and reputation in the eyes of consumers. Trust and goodwill are created, and a loyal clientele is established.  Over time, consumers develop an emotional attachment.

Trade Mark

Trade Marks are pivotal in the branding and strategies. They enhance and protect your image and reputation in the eyes of consumers.
Trust and goodwill are created, and a loyal clientele is established. 
Over time, consumers develop an emotional attachment.

1. Full name and address of the Applicant.

2. Specimen of the mark (in JPEG format).

3. Specify the goods / services.
    - You may use the Classification Assistance from the TM Class.
    - Please click here to download the Nice Classification (11th Edition) from the WIPO.

4) If Priority Claim is intended, please provide:
    - country
    - application number
    - filing date
    - Certified priority document with certified English translation is required

5) A duly signed and legalized Statutory Declaration.
    We will prepare the Statutory Declaration for you upon receipt of filing particulars.

 

[STAGE 1] PRE-FILING SEARCH (Optional but strongly recommended)
You do not want to discover that your mark cannot be registered, after spending a lot of money on brand promotion. Surprises are not conducive to business operation.

[STAGE 2] APPLICATION STAGE
An application is filed with the MyIPO. A Filing Date and an Application Number are secured. 
You can use the ™ symbol from now on.

[STAGE 3] SEARCH & EXAMINATION BY THE MYIPO
The MyIPO examines on Registrability and check for prior mark(s) in their database.

[STAGE 4] ADVERTISEMENT
Your mark will be advertised in the government gazette for 3rd party opposition within 2 months from the advertisement date.

[STAGE 5] CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
If no opposition is filed, the MyIPO will then issue a Certificate of Registration.
You can use the ® symbol from now on.
If opposition is received, the MyIPO and the Opposing Party will notify you. Your application enters an Opposition Stage, which can be time consuming. Meanwhile, your application is halted, until the opposition has been traversed/decided.

[STAGE 6] RENEWAL
Every 10 years, you will have to renew your registration.

FROM FILING TO REGISTRATION
For a straightforward case, it will take about 2 years from filing to receiving Certificate of Registration.

RENEWAL
Upon registration, a trade mark will be retrospectively protected for a period of 10 years calculated from the Filing Date and renewable every 10 years thereafter.