How to Renew a Patent in Singapore?
While a patent is in the pending application stage, no renewal fees are due. Once a patent is granted in Singapore, you are obliged to pay a recurring renewal fee to the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to maintain the patent.The first renewal fee will be due annually starting from the fourth anniversary of the patent’s filing date upon the grant of the patent.
For example: if the filing date of a patent is 1.06.2013 and the grant date of the patent is 10.01.2017. You will only have to settle the first renewal fee on the fourth anniversary of the patent’s filing date on 1.06. 2017. The next annuity will be due renewal on 1.06.2018 (from the anniversary of filing date).
In the event that the patent was granted after 45 months from the date of filing, you will have to settle the renewal fees within three months from the grant of the patent. The renewal due date for all subsequent renewals will fall on the anniversary of the filing date.
For example: if the filing date of a patent is 1.06.2013 with 45th month on 1.03.2017 and the grant date of the patent is 1.04.2017. You will have to settle the first renewal fee for the fourth anniversary of the patent on 1.7. 2017. The next annuity will be due renewal on 1.06.2018 (from the anniversary of filing date).
Renewal Fees by Intellectual Property Type
In Singapore, there is one other type of intellectual property apart from patents, known as Designs. At PatentRenewal.com, we have all the necessary tools and procedures to ensure that they can be renewed through us.
Intellectual Property type #1 - Designs in Singapore
A design right in Singapore is valid for 25 years, from the filing date. The renewal fees of a design right are due after the fifth, tenth, fifteenth and twentieth year. However, The extension for the third and fourth periods of 5 years are only applicable to designs originally registered in the United Kingdom and which have been extended in Singapore.For all other registered design cases the term of protection is for a maximum period of 15 years. Initially, a registered design is protected for 5 years. In order to maintain the protection beyond the initial 5 year period, one will have to pay renewal fees at the beginning of the 6th year in order to extend the protection term of a further 5 years.