Get Your Patent Granted in Singapore within six months with Singapore IP Fast Track program ( SG IP Fast) and utilise the Singapore granted patent to accelerate the grant of your patent in Southeast Asia countries through ASPEC and Globally through PPH.
Singapore has one of the fastest patent grant acceleration programs in the world. Through ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) and Global PPH Pilot Programme , Singapore has also established an extensive network of work-sharing arrangements with patent offices within the Asean region and globally to allow patent applicants to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently.
Hence, patent owners in the Southeast Asia region and beyond who wish to get their patent granted expeditiously can Use Singapore as the launching Pad to streamline and accelerate their patent grants in Southeast Asia Countries and globally.
Here are the three steps patent accelerated strategies for patent owners:-
|Step 1: Use Singapore Patent Fast Track Programme to speed up Singapore Patent Grant within 6 months
Under the Singapore IP Fast Track Programme (SG IP FAST), Patent applicants can obtain a grant of their Singapore application within six months upon filing the application. ). SG IP FAST is available to patent applications filed for all inventions across all technological sectors. There is a cap of 10 patent applications per month, with a further cap of 2 patent applications per entity (individual or corporate) under SG IP FAST. The cap will be reset on the first day of every month.
|Step 2: Use ASPEC to accelerate grant in Southeast Asia countries
Southeast Asia Countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos are members of ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC)
Through the ASPEC Programme, patent applicants can use the ASPEC Programme to share the search and examination results of Singapore Patent Office with patent offices of other Southeast Asia countries to allow them accelerating the grant of corresponding patents faster and more efficiently in Southeast Asia Countries.
|Step 3: Use PPH to Obtain Grant in the Rest of the World
The Singapore Patent Office (IPOS) has Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) arrangement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the China National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office and other members of Global PPH Pilot Programme like the patent offices of UK, Australia, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Sweden and Denmark.
Patent Applicants originating from any of the PPH countries can speed up the examination process of their patent application in Singapore patent office by referencing the examination results from their home IP Office. Such a work-sharing arrangement allows applicants to obtain corresponding patent to be granted in Singapore faster and more efficiently.