Friday, October 13 2023   \  Published by Mirandah IP.

Singapore Trademark Applications – Uncommon Grounds of Objections

Singapore Trademark Applications – Uncommon Grounds of Objections

Brand owners usually take steps to avoid potential conflicts from other similar trademarks and also try to devise marks which are not descriptive in nature. While this is an important pre-filing consideration, there are certain other potential uncommon objections that brand owners should take into consideration before filing their trademark in Singapore. Some of these include:

1. National emblems of Paris Convention Countries

A trademark which consists of the flag, armorial bearings, other state emblem, official sign, hallmark or anything that resembles them cannot be registered as a trademark except with the authorisation of the competent authority.

Flags of Convention countries are automatically protected as opposed to other emblems which only receive protection upon notification to Singapore. Read more

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