DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION
—(1) Where 2 or more designs are the subject of an international registration designating Singapore and, after examining the international registration, the Registrar is of the view that protection should be refused in respect of any of those designs on the ground that the corresponding international application does not comply with rule 22 of the Registered Designs Rules (R 1), the Registrar shall give notification of refusal of protection to the International Bureau.
(2) The holder of the international registration designating Singapore may apply to the Registrar for a division of the international registration in order to overcome the grounds of refusal stated in the notification.
(3) Where an international registration designating Singapore has been divided by the Registrar, the holder of the international registration may apply under section 11 of the Act for the registration of any design which has been the subject of the division.
(4) An application under paragraph (3) shall be —
made within 3 months from the date of the notification of refusal;
made in Form D3; and
(5) Where any design is registered in Singapore pursuant to an application under paragraph (3) —
the filing date of the corresponding international application shall be treated, for the purposes of the Act, as the date of registration of that design.