Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF OFFICE

Part III FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND POWERS OF OFFICE

Part IV PROVISIONS RELATING TO STAFF

Part V FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part VI TRANSFER OF PROPERTY, ASSETS, LIABILITIES AND EMPLOYEES

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Constitution and Proceedings of Office

SECOND SCHEDULE Financial Provisions

THIRD SCHEDULE Offences under Written Law

Legislative History

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF OFFICE
Establishment and incorporation of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
3.  There is hereby established a body to be known as the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by that name, be capable of —
(a)
suing and being sued;
(b)
acquiring, owning, holding and developing or disposing of property, both movable and immovable; and
(c)
doing and suffering such other acts or things as a body corporate may lawfully do and suffer.
Common seal
4.
—(1)  The Office shall have a common seal and such seal may from time to time be broken, changed, altered or made anew as the Office thinks fit.
(2)  All deeds and other documents requiring the seal of the Office shall be sealed with the common seal of the Office.
(3)  All instruments to which the common seal is affixed shall be signed by the Chief Executive and one officer of the Office or by any 2 officers of the Office generally or specially authorised by the Chief Executive for that purpose.
(4)  All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take notice of the common seal of the Office affixed to any document and shall presume that it was duly affixed.
Constitution of Office
5.
—(1)  The Office shall consist of —
(a)
a Chairman;
(b)
a Deputy Chairman; and
(c)
not less than 8 and not more than 20 other members as the Minister may from time to time determine.
(2)  The First Schedule shall have effect with respect to the Office, its members and its proceedings.