Licensing and Permits
Trade mark registration
Eltoma has worked with several clients on registering their trademark in Singapore. The application process is quick and low cost. We are seeing an increased interest from our Russian clients that wish to protect their brand in Singapore. Your brand is important and in order to protect it, you should register it as a trade mark.
What is a Trade Mark?
A Trade Mark is a sign used by a person in the course of business or trade to distinguish his goods or services from those of other traders. A trade mark can be letters, words, names, signatures, numerals, devices, brands, labels, tickets, shapes, colors, and aspects of packaging or any combination of these. For a trade mark to be registered, it must be distinctive and capable of distinguishing the goods and/or services of the owner from similar goods and/or services of other traders.
Why register a Trade Mark?
Registering a trade mark gives the owner rights to enable him to control the use of the sign. Although it is not required to register a trade mark in order to use it, a trade mark registration adds great value to a business. By filing for trade mark registration, the trade mark owner obtains a right to ownership and the right to prevent others from using a similar mark without his permission.
Addition reasons specific to Singapore:
It will last indefinitely (subject to renewal every 10 years);
It is a form of property that can be licensed or assigned (adds value to a business);
Singapore is very territorial, therefore registering your trademark will insure your rights and provide protection from others using your mark without your permission;
Singapore is associated with trade mark registration in other countries therefore making it much easier to register the trademark worldwide.
How long will it take to register in Singapore?
The application should be processed and examined within one to two months of the filing date, and we will inform the Applicant in writing if the application is in order for acceptance and publication, or if there are objections affecting the application.
Eltoma Corporate Services can assist in registering your trademark in Singapore and worldwide.
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