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A registered trademark confers on the owner the right to prevent others from using it in Singapore as a trademark without the owner’s permission.
There are a total of 34 classes of goods and 11 classes of services.
- Class 1 – 34 are for goods
- Class 34- 45 are for services
You must make sure you classify the goods or services in the correct class or classes.
It is not imperative to apply for a trademark in Singapore before seeking protection overseas. However, in order to file an international application under the Madrid Protocol, you should register the trademark in the country of origin.
For protection beyond Singapore, you will need to apply to the appropriate authority in the country in which you want trademark protection.
Alternatively, you may apply via the Madrid protocol, and you will get protection in countries which are party to the protocol.
No, registering your trademark in Singapore does not entail protection overseas.
Your trademark registration is valid for 10 years and indefinitely, with subsequent renewals provided the mark is used properly.
If your trademark application is in order, and there are no objections from the registrar, it will take approximately 4 to 6 months for the registration to be processed.
Trademark registration gives you rights to control the use of a particular symbol
A trademark is a sign or symbol used by a person in the course of business to identify his particular goods or services as distinct form that other traders.
It must be represented graphically in the form of a letter, word, name, signature, numeral, device brand, label, ticket, shape, color packaging or a combination of all as stated.
“What are dividends and do Shareholders have to pay any tax on dividends in Singapore?”
During the year, a company’s board decides whether the business has done well enough to pay the shareholders an interim dividend and at the end of the financial year, the shareholders can pay themselves a final dividend. Dividends can be paid from the company’s profits or reserves. Dividends are paid according to the number of shares held by the shareholders, so the more shares you own, the more money you get. Singapore practices one tier tax system which means shareholders are not taxed on the dividends they receive from Singapore companies.