Global Intellectual Property Center

Singapore

Singapore

Primary Sources

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  • Copyright (Excluded Works) Order 2008 (2008)
  • Copyright (Import Restrictions) Regulations (1987)
  • Copyright (International Organizations) Regulations (1987)
  • Copyright (International Protection) Regulations (1998)
  • Copyright (Network Service Provider) Regulations 2005 (2005)
  • Copyright (Records Royalty System) Regulations (1987)
  • Copyright Act (Chapter 63) (2006)
  • Copyright Regulations (1987)
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  • Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 (Commencement) Notification 2016 (2016)
  • Patents (Amendment) Act 2012 (2012)
  • Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 (2014)
  • Patents (Composition of Offences) Regulations (2001)
  • Patents (Convention Countries) Order (1999)
  • Patents Act (Revised Edition 2005, as amended up to the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2014) (2014)
  • Patents Rules (Revised Edition 2007 as amended up to Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2014) (2014)
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  • Registered Designs (Composition of Offenses) Regulations (Revised Edition 2002) (2002)
  • Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005 (2005)
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  • Registered Designs Rules (Revised Edition 2002, as amended up to Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2014) (2014)
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  • Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2013 (2013)
  • Trade Marks (Application of Section 75 to Foreign States) Notification (1998)
  • Trade Marks (Border Enforcement Measures) Rules (2001)
  • Trade Marks (International Registration) Rules (2002)
  • Trade Marks Act (Chapter 332, Revised Edition 2005) (2005)
  • Trade Marks Rules (Revised Edition 2008) (2008)

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