IPOS Fee Changes, Implementation of IPOS Digital Hub and Legislative Amendments to Come into Effect on 29 April 2022

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has updated the official fees which will take effect on 29 April 2022.

Most official fees for the filing and prosecution stage will increase about 5% to 6%, whereas renewal fees will increase about 15% to 18%. Some main fees updates are as below:

Patent Fee Updates:

IPOS has also announced the implementation of new online system named IPOS Digital Hub, which is to be launched on 4 May 2022 to replace the previous system, IP2SG.

To facilitate users’ smooth transition to IPOS Digital Hub, the period from 29 April 2022 to 8 May 2022 (both dates inclusive), taking into account Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays falling within that period, will be a period of excluded days for Singapore filing.

For more details on the process changes and fee updates, please visit https://www.ipos.gov.sg/docs/defaultsource/resources-library/patents/circulars/(2022)-circular-no-1.pdf.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Singapore Patents Team at [email protected].