Registered Designs

Registered Designs are used primarily to protect designs for industrial use. It is the right given by the Government to the owner to control the use of his design.

For more details, please download the Registered Designs Infopack provided by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). 
For What?

Shape, configuration, pattern, ornament that is applied to an article by an industrial process.
E.g. fabric pattern for a sofa, mobile phone design.

  1. New
  2. Industrial Process - The design has to be applied to an article by an industrial process, i.e. more than 50 copies of the article have been or are intended for production for sale or hire.
Registration Yes.
- Fees Registration fees are about S$220 per design and are paid to IPOS. Full list of registration fees.

Professional fees are charged by the company who is filing the design on your behalf. Typical professional fees range from S$500 - S$800 per design.
- Estimated
 Processing Time
2 - 3 months.
- Forms Download at IPOS.
- Procedures .

Term Of Protection

Valid for 5 years from date of application. Renewable every 5 years up to maximum of 15 years.

International Protection Available through the Hague Agreement.
- Forms Download at World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
- Fees Schedule of fees & fee calculator at WIPO.
- Procedures See instructions at IPOS.

Useful Links

Search the Registered Designs database
Registered Designs at IPOS
FAQs on Registered Designs
Registered Designs Act (Cap. 266)

The content of this article is accurate as at 12 August 2005. The information provided in the presentation is meant as a guide only and does not amount to legal advice. Please seek independent professional advice before acting on any matter contained in the article.

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