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Custom Recordal of IPRs in Singapore

Singapore

Custom Recordal of IPRs
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The Customs Act forms the legal basis for Custom Recordal of IPRs (Border Control Measures) in Singapore.
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The role of the customs is to act upon a written request or notice listing the suspected shipment. It can take suo motu action as well.
There is no recordal system in Singapore via which you can request that the Customs proactively monitor and notify you of suspected counterfeit goods being imported. You must be vigilant in watching for unauthorized dealings with your registered trademarks and copyright yourself. You should collate all necessary details, which will enable you to file the requisite written notice to inform the Customs about an impending import of infringing goods.
Although recordal is not available, a written notice, however, requires:
  • A statutory declaration that the particulars in the notice are true;
  • A fee of Singapore Dollars 200 (approximately EUR 125);
  • Where the notice is given by an agent, evidence of the authority of the person giving the notice; and
  • In the case of suspected trademark infringing goods, a copy of the certificate of registration concerning the Singapore registered trademark.
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The fee for a written notice is Singapore Dollars 200.
There is no recordal, but the notice is valid for 60 days.
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The customs department suspends the clearance of imported goods upon finding that the goods are infringing up to 10 days until the civil proceeding is initiated by the proprietor of goods.
The applicant bears the liabilities and expenses related to suspension of the release of infringing goods.
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10 days (extension of further 10 days can be taken)
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10 days
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The Customs inform the rights holder who then has 10 days to institute infringement proceedings.
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There is no recordal system in Singapore.
Additional documents may be required by the court as may be needed.
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