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How can I apply for a trade mark in Singapore?



A trade mark is a sign that you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders. A trade mark must also be distinctive and capable of distinguishing the goods/services of the owner from similar goods/services of other traders. This sign can be any letter, word, name, signature, numeral, device, brand, heading, label, ticket, shape, colour, aspect of packaging or a combination of these.

To apply for trade mark registration in Singapore, you will have to file Form TM 4, together with the prevailing fees via online submission on our IPOS Digital Hub platform at https://digitalhub.ipos.gov.sg) for each trade mark.

The applicant must have Singpass or Corppass to create an IPOS Digital Hub account for transacting with IPOS and an address for service in Singapore for the filing of any trade mark forms. Alternatively, applicants may enlist the help of an agent to transact on their behalf.

You may wish to conduct a check in our online database (free of charge) prior to making your trade mark application to see if a mark similar to yours has already been registered with the following steps:

At https://digitalhub.ipos.gov.sg under ‘Search’, click ‘TM Similar Mark Search’

To conduct a more detailed search on the descriptions/specifications of the goods and services, you may wish to carry out the following:

At https://digitalhub.ipos.gov.sg under ‘Search’, click ‘TM Goods/Services Search’

For more information about trade marks, you can refer to our website at https://www.ipos.gov.sg and our Trade Marks Infopack here [link: https://www.ipos.gov.sg/docs/default-source/resources-library/trade-marks/infopacks/tm-infopack-11oct2023.pdf].

For more information on Singpass/Corppass, please visit www.singpass.gov.sg or www.corppass.gov.sg.

For more information on IPOS Digital Hub account creation and management, please refer to https://www.ipos.gov.sg/eservices

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