Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced an adjustment of the filing fees for Patent and Trade Mark applications. The revised fees will come into effect from April 1, 2017 onwards.*
We provide below a summary of the fees revisions.
IPOS Now Accepts PCT Patent Applications In Chinese
In addition, IPOS as the receiving Office under the PCT now accepts International Applications in Chinese language. IPOS also becomes the second International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) other than SIPO to conduct search and examination in Chinese.
This is aimed to convenient companies who have filed or will be filing their patent applications in Chinese, an option to defer patent translation cost from Chinese into English until the national phase deadline.
*These announcements can be founded at: