Commencement of the Amended Singapore Patents Act

TL;DR

The amendments to the Singapore Patents Act will come into force on 14 February 2014. On the same day, amended Patents Rules operate.

The Minister of Law yesterday made the following Notification to implement the amendments to the Patents Act of Singapore, passed by Parliament in July 2012:

The Notification declares that Sections 2(a), (c), (e), (f) and (g) and 3 to 28 of the Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 will come into operation on 14 February 2014.

For full details of the changes to the Singapore Patents Act and Patent Rules, please see our Singapore Intellectual Property Guide.

Amendments to the Singapore Patent Rules and Singapore Patent Agent Rules

The Law Minister also made the two following Rules to deal with changes to practice and registration of patent agents:

If you have any questions on the law changes, please get in touch with us.

Note: We’ve provided links to the implementing legislation, but these are to the “eGazette”. The links will expire in a couple of weeks, but we will update the links when we have more permanent locations for the resources.

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