Thursday, November 18 2021   \  Published by SPRUSON & FERGUSON.

Patent Term Extensions in Singapore

Singapore currently stands as the only country in the Southeast Asian region where Patent Term Extensions (PTE) are possible, at least in theory. In practice, however, the stringent conditions which need to be met in order to extend the term of a granted patent makes PTEs highly improbable.

A Singapore patent may be eligible for PTE if there is an “unreasonable delay” by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in granting the patent or if there is a delay in receiving marketing approval when the patent relates to a pharmaceutical product. Read more

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