Singapore: proposed amendments to patent act have been published

As announced in a previous update, amendments to the patent system, including the abolition of the existing "self-assessment" regime, are currently under way in Singapore. Therefore, the Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) conducted a series of public consultations between August 2009 and April 2012.

The text of the amended patent act was published together with a press release on the IPOS website on 14 May 2012.

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