According to the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), the legislative amendments to the patent system (see also previous update) became effective on 14 February 2014. The amended IP legislation has now been published in the "IP Legislation" section on the IPOS website. The revised documents are the Patents (Amendment) Act 2012, Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 and Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2014. The corresponding Examination Guidelines on the examination process for patent applications at IPOS have also been updated accordingly.