A trade mark is a sign that you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders. A trademark 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 a trademark registration in Singapore, you will have to file TM 4, together with the prescribed fee of $280.00 (via online submission on IPOS Digital Hub platform) for each trademark and for every class of goods or services in respect of which registration is sought. Applicant must have an address for service in Singapore for the purpose of transacting with IPOS (filing of any forms) For foreign individuals/companies with no local AFS, they may enlist the help of an agent or a local to transact on their behalf since a SingPass/CorpPass is also required. For online registration, you will need to create an account prior to the application at https://digitalhub.ipos.gov.sg.
You may wish to conduct a check in our online database prior to the trademark registration free of charge to see if a mark similar to yours has already been registered with the following steps:
1. 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:
1. At https://digitalhub.ipos.gov.sg under ‘Search’, click ‘TM Goods/Services Search’
For more information about trademark, you can refer to https://www.ipos.gov.sg.
I attached here the link to the trade mark infopack for your easy reference
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