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                       IT’S FASTER AND BETTER
Easier Processes                          Greater Transparency Faster Processing
*   With a new feature introduced to      *   Numerous dialogue sessions were       *   The number of Patents granted in
    the current Patent search and             held with stakeholders from various       Singapore grew by 28%! A jump
    examination process, users can            industries on issues pertaining to        from 5,980 in 2004 to 7,680
    now communicate directly with             Patents, increasing the awareness         in 2005.
    the Singapore Examiner in seeking         level of industry.
    clarifications on objections and                                                 *   More than 60% of Trade Mark
    comments raised in the written        *   A Trade Marks Work Manual was             applications received were
    opinions issued by the Examiner.          published by Registry of Trade            processed within two weeks from
                                              Marks for use by Trade Mark               date of application and almost
*   With enhancement to the                   practitioners and the public to           50% of them were accepted within
    Patent renewal submissions in             promote greater understanding             two weeks from receipt and were
    the ePatents online system, the           and transparency of Singapore’s           published for opposition purposes.
    number of incorrect Patents being         Trade Mark laws and practices.
    renewed is greatly reduced.
                                          *   Free downloads of Trade Marks
*   With the launch of eDesigns, a            and Designs Journals were made
    one-stop online service portal,           available via eTrademarks and
    users can now enjoy the convenience       eDesigns systems.
    of e-filing and online search of
    Singapore Designs register.

*   Trade Mark processes were
    simplified through a reduction of
    forms. As from 1 January 2006,
    the Registry of Trade Marks also
    started notifying applicants when
    applications have lapsed
    due to non-response.




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     THE PATENT TRUTH                                                                                SAFE BY DESIGN
     You have an invention that will take the world by storm. Without protection,                    You distinguish your products with unique and cool design of appearance.
     it’s nothing but a storm in a teacup! Register for Patent protection!                           But how do you keep copycats at bay? Register for Design protection!


       Top 3 filers of Patent applications in Singapore in 2005 (overall)                               Top 3 filers of Industrial Design applications in Singapore in 2005 (overall)
       Rank    Applicant                                                       No. of Applications     Rank    Applicant                                                     No. of Applications
       1       Research In Motion Limited                                      153                     1       Aspial-Lee Hwa Jewellery Singapore Pte Ltd                    233
       2       International Business Machine Corporation                      147                     2       Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.                          100
       3       F. Hoffman-La Roche AG                                          121                     3       Sony Kabushiki Kaisha (Sony Corporation)                      84


       Top 3 filers of Patent applications in Singapore in 2005 (local)                                 Top 3 filers of Industrial Design applications in Singapore in 2005 (local)
       Rank    Applicant                                                       No. of Applications     Rank    Applicant                                                     No. of Applications
       1       Agency for Science, Technology and Research                     66                      1       Aspial-Lee Hwa Jewellery Singapore Pte Ltd                    233
       2       Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd                       62                      2       Soo Kee Jewellery                                             60
       3       Stats Chippac Ltd                                               29                      3       SK Jewellery Pte Ltd                                          35




     YOUR TRADEMARK LEGACY
     In business, it’s all about connecting and having a growing relationship
     with your market. How do you start? Register for Trade Mark protection!                                                                 newier!
                                                                                                                                           front
                                                                                                     PRESERVE VARIETY
                                                                                                     You have bred a new plant variety. You have a ready market but you don’t know
       Top 3 filers of Trade Mark applications in Singapore in 2005 (overall)                         how to protect it. Register for Plant Variety protection!
       Rank    Applicant                                                       No. of Applications
       1       Grupo Bimbo S.A. DE C.V.                                        382
       2       Deutsche Telekom AG                                             125
       3       Johnson & Johnson                                               107


       Top 3 filers of Trade Mark applications in Singapore in 2005 (local)
       Rank    Applicant                                                       No. of Applications
       1       Cerebos Pacific Limited                                          81
       2       Singapore Zoological Gardens                                    56
       3       Raffles Holdings Limited                                         49


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                          We are so sorry. You have encountered some problems on your IP journey.
                          But no worries, we are here to see you on your way. Visit www.ipos.gov.sg
                          for information on the different IP systems and procedures.




     Staying                                                  Keeping

     Sharp                                                    Lean
     We maintained the Singapore Quality Class for business   The number of applications filed with the various
     excellence and the ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2005.   Registries totalled 37,883, an increase of a whopping
     Our accreditation under the People Developer Standard    13.1% from the year before! Despite the increasing
     was also renewed for another three years.                workload, we managed to keep the headcount lean,
                                                                          with only a 2.9% increase.
     Investing in talent, we
     * revised our compensation
         scheme and a performance                                                    Seeing
         management system merging
         the Corporate Officer
         Scheme with the Executive
                                                                                         Stars
         Scheme. All officers                                                                The theme for our annual
         under the Corporate                                                                dinner and dance was
         Officer Scheme were re-                                                              “Legendary Starry Night
         designated Executives or                                                            2005”. It was a night of
         Junior Executives.                                                                 madness and mayhem with
                                                                                           magic, balloon sculpting and
     *   introduced a new scheme                                                          silhouette cutting thrown in.
         for Leadership and                                                             Not forgetting scrumptious
         Potential Assessment                                                         food and stellar company,
                                                                                   it was a time well spent and
     *   launched a new HR appraisal                                            fondly remembered.
         system incorporating IPOS’ Core and
         Leadership Competency Model and changes to
         the Performance Review and Development Form and      Scoring
         performance rating scheme.
                                                              Gold
     Serving                                                  *   MinLaw WITS Convention 2005 for our project titled

     Excellence                                               *
                                                                  “The HIP Makeover” (October 2005)

                                                                  SHARE Gold Award for employees’ contribution
     The STAR Service Award 2005 and the Commendation             to the Community Chest SHARE programme
     Award 2005 for IPOS staff went to Mr Wilfred Ban Shih        (September 2005)
     Yung and Ms Siti Rahmah Bte A Rahman respectively.
                                                              *   Singapore HEALTH Award – Gold (October 2005)




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                                                your progress for local
                                                        IP protection.

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                                                   Your favourite One-Stop First-Stop IP portal, SurfIP just
                                                   got better. Employing new technology, you can conduct
                                                   searches up to 5–8 times faster. Your search results will
ePatents, eDesigns,                                also be more focused as they will be sorted by relevance
eTrade Marks                                       using advance taxonomy and indexing criteria.

*   Internet based searches, application and
    registration all at the click of a mouse.

*   Free downloads of Trade Mark and Design
    Journals available.

*   Use our systems to fast forward your
    application to us today!                       ePayment
                                                   Introducing our new ePayment modes – eNets Credit/
                                                   Debit Card, eNets Internet Banking and Flexipay for
                                                   payment of Trade Marks and Designs transactions.




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