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Contents

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II REGISTRATION OF DESIGNS

Division 1 — Registrability of Designs

Division 2 — Application for Registration

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part III REGISTER

Part IV EXTENSION OF PERIOD OF REGISTRATION OF DESIGN

Part V REGISTRABLE TRANSACTIONS

Part VI SURRENDER AND REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OF DESIGN

Part VII EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE

Part VIIA COSTS

Part VIII EXTENSION OF TIME

Part VIIIA ELECTRONIC ONLINE SYSTEM

Part IX MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Part X TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Fees

SECOND SCHEDULE Description of Forms

THIRD SCHEDULE Classification of Articles

FOURTH SCHEDULE Scale of Costs

Legislative History

 
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Registered Designs Act
Registered Designs Rules
R 1
G.N. No. S 504/2000
REVISED EDITION 2002
(31st January 2002)
[13th November 2000]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Registered Designs Rules.
Definitions
2.
—(1)  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Designs Journal” means the journal by that name published under rule 66A;
“electronic online system” means the electronic online system established under rule 58A;
“statement of novelty” means a statement made under rule 15;
“textile article” means textile or plastics piece goods, handkerchiefs, shawls or such other class of articles of a similar character as the Registrar may, from time to time, decide, for which the protection required is limited to features of pattern and ornament only.
(2)  For the purposes of this Part —
(a)
“initial period of registration”, in relation to a relevant design;
(b)
“relevant design”;
(c)
“UK Act”; and
(d)
“UK Register”,
have the meanings given to these expressions in paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the Act.
(3)  Unless the context otherwise requires, the word “month”, wherever it occurs in any decision, direction or other document issued by the Registrar, means calendar month.
(4)  Any period of time fixed by these Rules or by any decision, direction or other document issued by the Registrar for the doing of any act shall be reckoned in accordance with paragraphs (5), (6) and (7).
(5)  Where the act is required to be done within a specified period from or after a specified date, the specified period begins immediately after that date.
(6)  Where the act is required to be done within or not less than a specified period before a specified date, the period ends immediately before that date.
(7)  Where the act is required to be done within a specified number of clear days before or after a specified date, at least that number of days must intervene between the day on which the act is done and that date.
Fees
3.
—(1)  The fees set out in the First Schedule shall be payable to the Registrar in respect of the matters set out in that Schedule.
(2)  Unless otherwise provided for in these Rules, or the Registrar permits or directs otherwise —
(a)
where a fee is specified in the First Schedule in respect of any matter, the fee shall be paid at the same time as the filing of the form corresponding to the matter; and
(b)
if the fee is not paid, the form shall not be treated as filed.
(3)  Unless the Registrar permits or directs otherwise, the payment of a fee in connection with an act referred to in rule 58A(2)(a) shall be made using any mode of payment designated by the electronic online system, if the act is carried out using that system.
Filing of documents
3A.
—(1)  The Registrar may refuse to accept or process any document filed at the Registry which is not filed using the electronic online system that fails to comply with the Act.
(2)  Every document filed at the Registry shall —
(a)
be in English; or
(b)
where the document is not in English, be accompanied by an English translation of the document.
(3)  Every document filed at the Registry shall —
(a)
be filed using durable paper; and
(b)
be in writing that is legible and permanent.
(4)  Where the Registrar refuses to accept any document that does not comply with paragraph (2) or (3), the Registrar shall give the applicant a notice stating the manner in which the document does not comply with paragraph (2) or (3), as the case may be.
(5)  Where any document filed at the Registry is a copy, the Registrar may —
(a)
decide whether to accept or process the document; and
(b)
require the original to be filed with the Registry.
(6)  The Registrar may require the filing of a hard copy of any document filed using the electronic online system.
Forms
4.
—(1)  The Registrar shall publish on the Office’s Internet website at http://www.ipos.gov.sg the forms to be used for any purpose relating to the registration of a design or any other proceedings before the Registrar under the Act.
(a)
the forms to be used for any purpose relating to the registration of a design or any other proceedings before the Registrar under the Act;
(b)
the Registrar’s directions relating to the use of any form; and
(c)
any amendment or modification of any such form or direction.
(2)  Any form may be modified on the direction of the Registrar —
(a)
for use in a case other than the case for which it is intended; or
(b)
for carrying out any transaction by means of the electronic online system.
(3)  Any reference in these Rules to a numbered form shall be construed as a reference to the current version of the form which bears the corresponding number and is described in the Second Schedule.
(4)  The matters referred to in the Act, including sections 11, 14(1), 15(1), 27(5), 28(1) and 35(2) of the Act, shall be filed with, made to or given to, the Registrar, or done in an effective and efficient manner by means which may be specified by the Registrar by the issuance of practice directions.
Size of documents
4A.  Subject to any directions that may be given by the Registrar, all forms, notices and other documents required or authorised by the Act to be given or sent to, filed with or served on the Registrar, other than by means of the electronic online system, shall be given, sent, filed or served using A4 size paper.
Practice directions
4AA.  All practice directions issued by the Registrar under the Act or these Rules shall be published by the Registrar on the Office’s Internet website at http://www.ipos.gov.sg.
Signature on documents
5.
—(1)  A document to be signed for or on behalf of a partnership shall contain the names of all the partners in full and shall be signed by —
(a)
all the partners;
(b)
any partner stating that he signs on behalf of the partnership; or
(c)
any other person who satisfies the Registrar that he is authorised to sign the document on behalf of the partnership.
(2)  A document to be signed for or on behalf of a body corporate shall be signed by a director, the secretary or other principal officer of the body corporate, or by any other person who satisfies the Registrar that he is authorised to sign the document on behalf of the body corporate.
(3)  A document to be signed by or on behalf of an unincorporated body or association of persons may be signed by any person who appears to the Registrar to be qualified to so sign.
Service of documents
6.
—(1)  Where the Act or these Rules authorise or require any document to be given or sent to, filed with or served on the Registrar or Registry, the giving, sending, filing or service may be effected on the Registrar or Registry —
(a)
by sending the document by post;
(b)
where there is no fee payable to the Registrar or Registry for the giving, sending, filing or service of the document, by sending the document by facsimile transmission;
(c)
by sending an electronic communication of the document using the electronic online system; or
(2)  Where the Act or these Rules authorise or require any document to be given or sent to or served on any party other than the Registrar or Registry, the giving, sending or service may be effected on that party by sending the document by post.
(3)  Where the Act or these Rules authorise or require any notice or other document to be given or sent to or served on any party by the Registrar or Registry, the Registrar or Registry may effect the giving, sending or service on the party —
(a)
by sending the notice or other document by post;
(b)
by sending the notice or other document by facsimile transmission; or
(c)
by sending an electronic communication of the notice or other document using the electronic online system.
(4)  Where any notice or other document is sent by post under paragraph (2) or (3), the giving, sending or service, as the case may be, of the notice or other document shall, until the contrary is proved, be treated as having been effected at the time at which the notice or document would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.
(5)  For the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3), a notice or other document is sent to a party by post if the notice or other document is sent by pre-paid post to the party at his address for service referred to in rule 7 or 8.
(6)  Where any person has attempted to send any document by facsimile transmission under paragraph (1) —
(a)
if any part or all of the document received by the Registrar or Registry is illegible or if any part of the document is not received by the Registrar or Registry, the document shall be treated as not having been submitted; and
(b)
the burden of proving the legibility and completeness of the document lies with the person who has attempted to send the document.
(6A)  Notwithstanding the availability of an address for service filed in accordance with rule 7, where any notice or other document to be given, sent or served by the Registrar or Registry is sent to a person by electronic communication using the electronic online system under paragraph (3)(c), that notice or document shall be taken to have been duly given, sent to or served on the person.
(7)  Paragraph (1)(b) shall not apply to the filing of evidence by way of a statutory declaration under rule 42(1), 43(1) or 44(1).
(8)  This rule shall not apply to notices and documents to be served in proceedings in court.
Address for service
7.
—(1)  For the purposes of any proceedings before the Registrar, an address for service in Singapore shall be filed in accordance with paragraph (2) or (5) by or on behalf of —
(a)
every applicant for the registration of a design;
(b)
every person applying to the Registrar under section 27 of the Act for the revocation of the registration of a design;
(c)
every person granted leave to intervene under rule 49C;
(d)
every owner of a registered design which is the subject of an application to the Registrar for the revocation of the registration of the design; and
(e)
every other party to any proceedings before the Registrar.
(2)  Where the application for a matter requires an address for service in Singapore to be furnished, the address for service in Singapore shall be furnished on the form filed for the matter.
(3)  The filing of an address for service in accordance with paragraph (2) shall be effective only for the matter for which the form is filed.
(4)  Notwithstanding paragraph (3) —
(a)
where an applicant for the registration of a grant of a licence, the amendment of a licence or the termination of a licence furnishes an address for service in Form CM6 in relation to that licence, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of all proceedings in respect of that licence;
(b)
where an applicant for the registration of a grant of any security interest, the amendment of any security interest or the termination of any security interest furnishes an address for service in Form CM7 in relation to that security interest, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of all proceedings in respect of that security interest;
(c)
where an applicant for the registration of a change in the ownership of a registered design furnishes an address for service in Form CM8, the address for service may, at the option of the applicant, be effective —
(i)
for the purposes of all proceedings in respect of the design, including the application for the registration of the design; or
(ii)
only for the purposes of the registration of the change in the ownership of the registered design, in which case the applicant must furnish another address for service for all other proceedings in respect of the design, including the application for the registration of the design, on a separate Form CM8;
(d)
where an applicant for the registration of a design furnishes an address for service in Form D3, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of all proceedings in respect of the design in relation to which that form is filed;
(e)
where a registered owner who files a counter‑statement under rule 41 furnishes an address for service in Form HC6, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of the proceedings in relation to which that form is filed and any related proceedings under Part VIIA;
(f)
where an applicant for the revocation of the registration of a design furnishes an address for service in Form D13, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of the proceedings in relation to which that form is filed and any related proceedings under Part VIIA;
(g)
where an applicant for any of the following, furnishes an address for service in Form D8, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of the proceedings in relation to which that form is filed:
(i)
an application for an extension of the period of registration of a design under section 21 of, or paragraph 3(6) of the Schedule to, the Act;
(ii)
an application for the restoration of the registration of a design which was removed from the Register;
(h)
subject to sub‑paragraph (e), the address for service of an applicant for the registration of a design shall, upon the registration of the design, be the address for service of that party as the owner of the design, unless —
(i)
the Registrar is notified of a change in the address for service in accordance with paragraph (7); or
(ii)
the Registrar is notified of an assignment of a registered design or any right in it referred to in rule 37(1)(b), in accordance with rule 37;
(i)
where a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c) furnishes an address for service in Form CM1, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of an application under rule 49C for leave to intervene in relation to which that form is filed and any related proceedings under Part VIIA;
(j)
where a party referred to in paragraph (1)(e) furnishes an address for service in Form CM1, the address for service shall be effective for the purposes of any proceedings before the Registrar in relation to which that form is filed and any related proceedings under Part VIIA; and
(k)
the Registrar may treat the trade or business address in Singapore of a person as his address for service, unless a different address for service is provided under paragraph (1) or (7).
(5)  In a case where paragraphs (2) and (4) do not apply, the address for service shall be filed in Form CM2.
(6)  Where an address for service is not filed as required by paragraph (1), the Registrar may send to the person concerned notice to file an address for service within 2 months after the date of the notice, and if that person fails to do so —
(a)
in the case of an applicant or person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b), the application made by the applicant or person shall be treated as withdrawn;
(b)
in the case of a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c), the person shall be treated as having withdrawn the person’s intervention;
(c)
in the case of the owner of a registered design referred to in paragraph (1)(d), the owner shall not be permitted to take part in any proceedings relating to the application for the revocation of the registration of the design; and
(d)
in the case of a party referred to in paragraph (1)(e), the party shall not be permitted to take part in the proceedings in question.
(7)  Where a person referred to in paragraph (1) has changed his address for service in Singapore, he shall notify the Registrar of such change in Form CM2.
(8)  Anything sent to or served on a person at his address for service shall be taken to have been duly sent to or served on the person.
Agents
8.
—(1)  The Registrar may, in dealing with any matter under the Act or these Rules in respect of which a person has been authorised to act as an agent on behalf of another, require the personal signature or presence of either the agent or his principal.
(2)  The Registrar may, by notice in writing sent to an agent, require the agent to produce evidence of his authority.
(3)  Where an agent has been appointed by a person for any application or proceedings, the agent’s address for service in Singapore shall be treated as the address for service of that person.
(4)  The appointment of an agent for a matter shall be notified to the Registrar in the form for that matter.
(5)  The following shall be notified to the Registrar in Form CM1:
(a)
any appointment of an agent for a matter for which no form is prescribed;
(b)
any change of an agent for a matter.
(6)  Where an agent who has changed his name desires to change his name appearing on the Register, the agent shall apply for the name appearing on the Register to be changed by filing Form CM2 with the Registrar.
(7)  Where an agent for a party to any proceedings intends to cease to act on the party’s behalf —
(a)
the agent shall file, and serve on the party and on the Registrar, a notice in Form CM1 of the intention to cease to act on the party’s behalf; and
(b)
upon complying with sub‑paragraph (a), the agent shall cease to be the agent for the party.
PART II
REGISTRATION OF DESIGNS
Division 1 — Registrability of Designs
Designs excluded from registration
9.  The Registrar shall refuse to register a design intended to be applied to any of the following articles:
(a)
works of sculpture (other than casts or models used or intended to be used as models or patterns to be multiplied by any industrial process);
(b)
wall plaques, medals and medallions;
(c)
printed matter primarily of a literary or artistic character, including book jackets, calendars, certificates, coupons, dress-making patterns, greeting cards, labels, leaflets, maps, plans, playing cards, postcards, stamps, trade advertisements, trade forms and cards, transfers and similar articles.
Registration of design consisting of arms, etc.
10.
—(1)  Where a representation of the name, initials, armorial bearings, insignia, orders of chivalry, decorations, flags or devices of any state, settlement, city, borough, town, place, society, body corporate, government body, statutory board, institution or person appears on a design which is the subject of an application for registration, the Registrar may, before proceeding to register the design, require the applicant to furnish the Registrar with the consent to the registration and use of the matter in question of such official or other person as appears to the Registrar to be entitled to give consent.
(2)  The Registrar shall refuse to register the design if no such consent is furnished within the time specified by the Registrar.
Persons living or recently dead
11.
—(1)  Where the name or representation of any person appears on a design which is the subject of an application for registration, the Registrar may, before proceeding to register the design, require the applicant to furnish the Registrar with the consent of the person or, in the case of a person recently dead, of his legal representatives.
(2)  Where such consent is not furnished within the time specified by the Registrar and the applicant fails to satisfy the Registrar that it is impossible or impracticable in the circumstances of the case to obtain the consent, the Registrar shall refuse to register the design.
Industrial application of designs
12.
—(1)  For the purposes of section 9 of the Act, a design is applied industrially if —
(a)
more than 50 reproductions in 3 dimensions are made of it for the purposes of sale or hire;
(b)
it is reproduced in 3 dimensions in one or more articles manufactured in lengths for the purposes of sale or hire; or
(c)
it is reproduced as a plate which has been used to produce —
(i)
more than 50 reproductions of an object in 3 dimensions for the purposes of sale or hire; or
(ii)
in 3 dimensions one or more articles manufactured in lengths for the purposes of sale or hire.
(2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1), 2 or more reproductions in 3 dimensions which are of the same general character and intended for use together are a single reproduction.
Division 2 — Application for Registration
Application for registration of design
13.  An application for the registration of a design under section 11 of the Act shall be made in Form D3 (referred to in this Division as the application form).
Representations of design
14.
—(1A)  The Registrar may issue practice directions to indicate —
(a)
the maximum number of different views of the design that may be filed as representations of the design;
(b)
the dimensions of each view; and
(c)
the number of sets of representations that shall accompany an application for the registration of a design.
(2)  The representation of a design or, where there is more than one view filed as representation of a design, the representation of each view of the design shall be in the form of a drawing or photograph that is suitable for reproduction.
(3)  Where the application is made for the registration of a design intended to be applied to a set of articles, the representation shall show the design as applied to each different article in the set.
Statement of novelty
15.
—(1)  A statement describing the features of the design which the applicant considers to be new shall appear on the application form.
(2)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply in the case of an application for registration of the pattern or ornament of a design to be applied to a textile article, wallpaper or similar wall covering, lace or sets of textile articles or lace.
Prescribed case under section 5 (3) of Act
16.  The Registrar may exercise his power under section 5(3) of the Act in a case where a request under section 15 of the Act for amendment of an application for registration of a design has been approved and, in the opinion of the Registrar, the amendment has the effect of significantly altering the design for which the application was initially filed.
Statement relating to confidential disclosure
17.
—(1)  If the applicant claims that section 8 of the Act applies in relation to his application, he shall include in the application form a statement to that effect.
(2)  The statement shall —
(a)
identify the provision of section 8 of the Act that applies in relation to the application;
(b)
describe the circumstances under which the disclosure of the design was made, including the relevant date; and
(c)
if the applicant claims that section 8(2) of the Act applies in relation to the application, the name and opening date of the exhibition, the place it is held, and the date of the first disclosure of the design.
(3)  The applicant may file additional information or documents in support of his claim.
Statement relating to previous registration of design in respect of other articles, etc.
18.
—(1)  If the applicant claims that section 10 of the Act applies in relation to his application, he shall include in the application form a statement to that effect.
(2)  The statement shall include such details of the previous registration or, as the case may be, the previous application for registration of the design as the Registrar may require.
(3)  The applicant may file additional information or documents in support of his claim.
Claim to priority
19.
—(1)  If a right of priority is claimed by reason of an application for registration of a design (referred to in this rule as the priority application) filed —
(a)
in a Convention country under section 12 of the Act; or
(b)
in another country or territory in respect of which provision corresponding to that set out in section 12 of the Act is made under section 13 of the Act,
particulars of that claim shall be included in the application form at the time of filing the application form.
(2)  The particulars referred to in paragraph (1) are —
(a)
the country or territory in which —
(i)
the priority application; or
(ii)
where there is more than one priority application, each priority application,
was filed;
(b)
the date on which —
(i)
the priority application; or
(ii)
where there is more than one priority application, each priority application,
was filed;
(c)
the classification of the article to which the design is intended to be applied in accordance with the Third Schedule;
(d)
where the right of priority is claimed in respect of one or more, but not all, of the articles for which registration was sought in the priority application, the articles in respect of which the right of priority is claimed; and
(e)
where the right of priority is claimed through more than one priority application, the articles in respect of which the right of priority is claimed through each priority application.
(2A)  The Registrar may at any time require the applicant to file a certificate by the registering or other competent authority of the country or territory concerned certifying or verifying to the satisfaction of the Registrar —
(a)
the date of filing of the priority application;
(b)
the country or territory of the registering or other competent authority;
(c)
the representation of the design; and
(d)
the articles covered by the priority application.
(3)  Where the certificate referred to in paragraph (2A) is not in the English language, there shall be annexed to the certificate a translation in English of the contents of the certificate, certified or verified to the satisfaction of the Registrar.
Samples
20.
—(1)  An application for registration of a 2-dimensional design intended to be applied to a textile article may be accompanied by a sample of the article.
(2)  The sample of the article shall not exceed such size or weight as the Registrar may specify.
(3)  The Registrar may, in his discretion, refuse the acceptance of any sample of article.
Specimens
21.  Unless the Registrar otherwise requires, no specimen shall be filed.
Multiple applications
22.  Two or more designs may be the subject of the same application for registration if the designs relate to —
(a)
the same class and subclass of articles as classified in accordance with the Third Schedule; or
(b)
the same set of articles.
Withdrawal of application
23.  A notice of withdrawal of an application for registration of a design referred to in section 14 of the Act shall be in Form CM9.
Amendment of application
24.
—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), a request under section 15 of the Act to amend an application for registration of a design shall be made in Form D5.
(2)  A request to amend the particulars relating to the name or address of an applicant in an application for registration of a design shall be made in Form CM2.
Reinstatement of application, right or thing
25.
—(1)  Any person whose —
(a)
application is treated as withdrawn; or
(b)
right has been abrogated, or thing has ceased to be in force or to exist, by reason that he has failed to comply with any procedural requirement in any proceedings or other matter before the Registrar within the time limit under the Act or specified by the Registrar for complying with that requirement,
may request for the reinstatement of the application, right or thing, as the case may be, in accordance with paragraphs (2), (3) and (4).
(2)  A request for the reinstatement of any application, right or thing referred to in paragraph (1) —
(a)
shall be made in Form CM13 and filed with the Registrar within 6 months after the date the application was treated as withdrawn, the right was abrogated or the thing ceased to be in force or to exist, as the case may be;
(b)
shall not be made unless —
(i)
the omission which led to the application being treated as withdrawn was unintentional; or
(ii)
the failure to comply with a time limit which led to —
(A)
the right being abrogated; or
(B)
the thing ceasing to be in force or to exist,
was unintentional; and
(c)
where the omission, or the failure to comply with a time limit, relates to the filing of any document or thing, shall be accompanied by that document or thing not filed or not filed on time, as the case may be.
(3)  Subject to paragraph (4), where a request is filed under paragraph (2), the Registrar shall allow the reinstatement unless there is a good and sufficient reason to refuse the request.
(4)  The Registrar shall not allow the reinstatement unless paragraph (2) is complied with.
(5)  Paragraphs (1) to (4) do not allow the reinstatement of —
(a)
any application for the registration of a design which has been withdrawn under section 14 of the Act; or
(b)
any application which is treated as withdrawn, any right which has been abrogated or any thing which has ceased to be in force or to exist by reason of —
(i)
a failure to comply with the time limit for —
(A)
an application under rule 15(3) of the Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005 (G.N. No. S 177/2005) for the registration of a design;
(B)
any act under —
(BA)
section 27 of the Act or Part VI of these Rules; or
(BB)
section 27 of the Act and Part VI of these Rules, read with rule 12 of the Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005,
in any proceedings for the revocation of the registration of a design;
(C)
the filing of a request under paragraph (2);
(D)
the filing of Form HC5 under rule 27(8)(a); or
(E)
an application for a hearing to make representations in relation to a written notice given by the Registrar that the formal requirements for registration under rule 27 are not met; or
(ii)
a failure to pay the fee for the extension of the period of registration of a design under rule 35(2) or the restoration of the registration of a design under rule 35C.
Division 3 — Miscellaneous
Classification
26.  For the purposes of the registration of designs, articles shall be classified in accordance with the Third Schedule.
Formal requirements
27.
—(1)  The requirements under rules 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 shall be formal requirements for the purposes of sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Act.
(2)  If, in the course of an examination of an application for registration, it appears to the Registrar that the formal requirements for registration are not met, the Registrar shall give a written notice of this to the applicant.
(3)  If, within 3 months after the date of the written notice of the Registrar, the applicant fails to —
(a)
make representations in writing;
(b)
apply to the Registrar in Form HC4 for a hearing; or
(c)
apply to correct the non-compliance,
the application shall be treated as withdrawn.
(4)  If the applicant wishes to have an extension of time to do any act referred to in paragraph (3)(a), (b) or (c), he shall file with the Registrar a request for extension in Form CM5 before the expiry of the period of 3 months or any extended period previously allowed by the Registrar.
(5)  Where the applicant has applied to the Registrar in Form HC4 for a hearing, the Registrar shall give notice to the applicant of a date on which the Registrar will hear the applicant’s arguments.
(6)  For the purposes of the hearing, the applicant shall file with the Registrar his written submissions and bundle of authorities at least 14 days before the date of the hearing.
(7)  The decision of the Registrar, in respect of the representations of the applicant given either during the hearing or in writing, shall be communicated to the applicant in writing or in such other manner as the Registrar thinks fit.
(8)  Where the applicant wishes to have the Registrar’s grounds of decision —
(a)
the applicant shall, within one month after the date of the Registrar’s decision, file a request in Form HC5 for the Registrar to state the Registrar’s grounds of decision; and
(b)
the Registrar shall, within 2 months after the date of the request, send the grounds of decision to the applicant.
(9)  The date on which the Registrar’s grounds of decision are sent to the applicant shall be deemed to be the date of the Registrar’s decision for the purpose of an appeal.
Publication of notice of registration
28.  The notice of registration of a design to be published in the Designs Journal under section 18(d) of the Act shall contain the following particulars:
(a)
the date of registration;
(b)
the priority date, if any, accorded pursuant to a claim to a right to priority under section 12 or 13 of the Act and the name of the country or territory concerned;
(c)
the name, address and address for service of the registered owner;
(d)
the article in respect of which the design is registered, including its classification number as set out in the Third Schedule;
(e)
the registration number;
(f)
a representation of the design;
(g)
the statement of novelty relating to the design;
(h)
such other information as the Registrar thinks fit.
Deferment of publication
28A.
—(1)  An applicant may, when applying for the registration of a design in Form D3, request in that form that any publication of the design be deferred for 18 months.
(2)  A request made under paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by the applicable fee specified in the First Schedule.
Designs relevant for defence purposes
29.  Where the Registrar gives a direction under section 29(1) of the Act in respect of any application for registration of a design, the representation of the design and any evidence filed in support of the application shall not be open to public inspection in the Registry during the continuance in force of the direction.
Information and inspection of documents
30.
—(1)  A request under section 28 of the Act for information, or for permission to inspect any document, relating to a registered design which has been published under section 18 of the Act, shall be made in Form CM10 and shall be accompanied by the applicable fee set out in the First Schedule.
(2)  Subject to sections 28 and 29 of the Act and paragraphs (3) and (4), the Registrar shall permit the inspection of such document as may be specified in the request.
(3)  The person making a request to inspect any document must file such evidence as the Registrar considers sufficient to prove that —
(a)
the owner consents to the inspection; or
(b)
section 28 of the Act applies in respect of the request.
(4)  The Registrar may refuse a request to inspect any of the following documents:
(a)
any document prepared by the Registrar solely for use by the Registrar and officers of the Registry;
(b)
any document given to or filed with the Registrar, whether at his request or otherwise, for inspection and subsequent return to the sender;
(c)
a copy of any request referred to in paragraph (1);
(d)
any document issued or given by the Registrar which the Registrar considers should be treated as confidential;
(e)
any document the contents of which, in the Registrar’s opinion, disparages any person in a way likely to damage him;
(f)
any document given or sent to or filed with the Registrar before 13th November 2000.
PART III
REGISTER
Entry in Register of particulars of registered design
31.  There shall be entered in the Register in respect of each registered design the following particulars:
(a)
the date of registration;
(b)
the priority date, if any, accorded pursuant to a claim to a right to priority under section 12 or 13 of the Act and the name of the country or territory concerned;
(c)
the name, address and address for service of the owner;
(d)
the article in respect of which the design is registered, including its classification number in accordance with the Third Schedule;
(e)
the registration number;
(f)
the representations relating to the design;
(g)
the statement of novelty relating to the design;
(h)
particulars of registrable transactions (if any) under section 34 of the Act affecting the design;
(i)
if applicable, a statement that the design has been registered by virtue of section 9 or 10 of the Act;
(j)
such other particulars as the Registrar considers appropriate.
Certificates and copies
32.  An application under section 55(3) of the Act for —
(a)
a certified copy of an entry in the Register; or
(b)
a certified extract from the Register,
shall be made in Form CM12.
General certificates by Registrar
32A.
—(1)  Any person who desires to obtain a certificate referred to in section 72 of the Act in relation to any entry, matter or thing which the Registrar is authorised to make or do under the Act or these Rules may make a request to the Registrar in writing.
(2)  Before giving the certificate, the Registrar may require the person to furnish evidence to show that he has an interest in the entry, matter or thing.
Correction of Register
33.
—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), a request under section 57 of the Act for the correction of any clerical error in the Register shall be made in Form CM4.
(2)  A request to correct the particulars in the Register relating to the name or address of the applicant shall be made in Form CM2.
PART IV
EXTENSION OF PERIOD OF REGISTRATION OF DESIGN
Reminder to extend period of registration
34.
—(1)  The Registrar shall, not earlier than 6 months nor later than one month before the end of the current period of registration of a design, give to the registered owner written notice of the imminent expiry of the period and the manner in which it may be extended.
(2)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply if an application for extension of the current period of registration has already been made.
(3)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the extension of the period of registration of a relevant design upon the expiry of its initial period of registration.
Application to extend period of registration
35.
—(1)  An application to extend the period of registration of a design shall be made in Form D8.
(2)  The application to extend the period of registration of a design shall not be made —
(a)
earlier than 6 months before; or
(b)
later than 6 months after,
the date of expiry of the current period of registration of the design.
(3)  Where an application to extend the period of registration of a design is made within 6 months after the date of expiry of the current period of registration, the application for extension in Form D8 shall be accompanied by the payment of the prescribed late fee.
Notice of non-compliance
35A.
—(1)  If, in the course of an examination of an application to extend the period of registration of a design, it appears to the Registrar that the application is not in order, the Registrar shall give written notice of this to the applicant.
(2)  If the applicant fails to —
(a)
respond in writing to the Registrar on the notice; or
(b)
comply with any requisition of the Registrar set out in the notice,
within the time specified in the notice, the Registrar may treat the application as having been withdrawn.
Removal of registered design from Register
35B.  The Registrar may remove a registered design from the Register if —
(a)
no application for the extension of the period of registration of the design is filed in accordance with rule 35;
(b)
where an application for the extension of the period of registration of the design is filed in accordance with rule 35, the applicant —
(i)
fails to comply with any direction of the Registrar relating to the extension; or
(ii)
notifies the Registrar that he wishes to withdraw or abandon the application; or
(c)
no application for the restoration of the design is filed in accordance with rule 35C.
Restoration of registration
35C.
—(1)  A person may apply to restore a design which has been removed, on or after 13 November 2014, from the Register under rule 35B by —
(a)
filing an application with the Registrar in Form D8 within 6 months after the last day of the first 6‑month period after the date on which the design is removed from the Register; and
(b)
paying the fees for the restoration of the design and the extension of the period of registration of the design after the design is restored.
(2)  The Registrar may, in any case, require the applicant for restoration to furnish such additional evidence or information, by statutory declaration or otherwise, as the Registrar thinks fit, within such time as the Registrar may specify.
(3)  The Registrar may restore the design to the Register and renew the registration of the design if he is satisfied that it is just to do so, and upon such conditions as he may think fit to impose.
PART V
REGISTRABLE TRANSACTIONS
Particulars of transactions to be entered in Register
36.  For the purposes of section 34 of the Act, the prescribed particulars of a registrable transaction to be entered in the Register are —
(a)
in the case of an assignment of a registered design or any right in it —
(i)
the name and address of the subsequent owner;
(ii)
the date of the assignment; and
(iii)
where the assignment is in respect of any right in the design, a description of the right assigned;
(b)
in the case of the grant of a licence for the use of a design —
(i)
the name and address of the licensee;
(ii)
where the licence is an exclusive licence, that fact;
(iii)
where the licence is limited, a description of the limitation; and
(iv)
the duration of the licence if the same is, or is ascertainable as, a definite period;
(c)
in the case of the grant of any security interest over a registered design or any right in it —
(i)
the name and address of the grantee;
(ii)
the nature of the interest (i.e. whether fixed or floating); and
(iii)
the extent of the security and the right in the design secured;
(d)
in the case of the making by personal representatives of an assent in relation to a registered design or any right in it —
(i)
the name and address of the person in whom the design or any right in it vests by virtue of an assent; and
(ii)
the date of the assent; and
(e)
in the case of an order of the Court or other competent authority transferring a registered design or any right in it —
(i)
the name and address of the transferee;
(ii)
the date of the order; and
(iii)
where the transfer is in respect of a right in the design, a description of the right transferred,
and in each of the cases, there shall be entered in the Register the date on which the entry is made.
Application for registration of particulars of transactions
37.
—(1)  An application —
(a)
to register the particulars of a registrable transaction or to amend any particular of a registrable transaction, under section 34 of the Act; or
(b)
to give notice to the Registrar of the particulars of a transaction under section 35 of the Act,
shall be made —
(i)
in the case of the grant, amendment or termination of a licence, in Form CM6;
(ii)
in the case of the grant, amendment or termination of any security interest, in Form CM7; or
(iii)
in any other case, in Form CM8.
(2)  The application shall —
(a)
where the transaction is an assignment, be signed by or on behalf of all the parties to the assignment;
(b)
where the transaction is the grant of a licence or sub-licence, be signed by the grantor of the licence or sub-licence;
(c)
where the transaction is the grant of a security interest, be signed by the grantor of the security interest;
(ca)
where the transaction is the making by a personal representative of an assent in relation to a registered design or any right in it, be signed by or on behalf of both the personal representative and the beneficiary; or
(d)
where the transaction is a transaction referred to in sub-paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (ca), but the application is not signed in accordance with that sub-paragraph, be accompanied by such evidence as the Registrar considers to be sufficient proof of the transaction.
be accompanied by such evidence as the Registrar considers to be sufficient proof of the transaction.
(2AA)  Where an application under paragraph (2) is filed by means of the electronic online system, the application shall be authorised by all relevant parties and be validated by such means as the Registrar considers fit.
(2A)  The Registrar shall refuse to accept an application under paragraph (1) if paragraph (2) or (2AA) is not complied with and, in such event, the Registrar may require a fresh application to be made.
(3)  The Registrar may require the applicant to furnish such other document, instrument or information in support of the application as the Registrar thinks fit within such time as the Registrar may specify.
PART VI
SURRENDER AND REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OF DESIGN
Notice of surrender of registration
39.
—(1)  The surrender of the registration of a design under section 26 of the Act shall be made by filing with the Registrar a notice in Form CM3.
(2)  The surrender shall not be effective unless the registered owner —
(a)
states in the notice the articles in respect of which the design is surrendered; and
(c)
certifies in the notice, in respect of every person having an interest in the design, that the person —
(i)
has been given not less than 3 months’ notice of the registered owner’s intention to surrender the registration; and
(ii)
is not affected by the surrender or, if affected, has no objection to the surrender.
(3)  The surrender shall take effect upon receipt by the Registrar of a notice that complies with paragraphs (1) and (2).
(4)  A surrender of the registration of a design in respect of any article has the same effect as the registration of the design ceasing to have effect in respect of that article.
Application for revocation
40.
—(1)  An application under section 27 of the Act to the Registrar for revocation of the registration of a design shall be made in Form D13.
(2)  The application shall be accompanied by a statement of the grounds on which the application is made.
(3)  The applicant shall serve a copy each of the application and the statement on the registered owner of the design at the time he files these documents with the Registrar.
(4)  If the applicant does not comply with paragraph (3), his application shall be treated as not having been filed.
Counter-statement
41.
—(1)  If the registered owner wishes to respond to an application under rule 40, he shall, within 2 months after the date he receives the copies of the application and the statement, file with the Registrar a counter-statement in Form HC6 setting out fully —
(a)
the grounds on which he relies as supporting his registration; and
(b)
the facts alleged in the application which he admits, if any.
(2)  The registered owner shall serve a copy of the counter-statement on the applicant at the time the counter-statement is filed with the Registrar.
(3)  A request for an extension of time to file the counter‑statement shall be made by the registered owner to the Registrar in Form HC3 within 2 months after the date of receipt of the copies of the application and the statement.
(4)  The total extension of time for which the Registrar may allow the registered owner to file the counter-statement shall not exceed 4 months after the date of receipt by the registered owner of the copies of the application and the statement.
(5)  Before making a request for an extension of time, the registered owner shall serve on the applicant and every other person likely to be affected by the extension a notice containing —
(a)
a statement of the registered owner’s intention to request for the extension, the period of extension requested for and the reason for the extension; and
(b)
a request for the consent in writing of the applicant or other person likely to be affected by the extension.
(6)  The request for the extension shall be supported by —
(a)
a copy of the notice referred to in paragraph (5); and
(b)
the consent in writing of the applicant and of every other person likely to be affected by the extension, if given.
(7)  The Registrar may refuse to grant the extension if the registered owner —
(a)
fails to show a good and sufficient reason for the extension; or
(b)
fails to show to the Registrar’s satisfaction that the notice referred to in paragraph (5) has been served on the applicant and every other person likely to be affected by the extension.
(8)  Where a person on whom a notice referred to in paragraph (5) is served fails or refuses to give his consent in writing to the extension within 2 weeks after the date of the notice, the Registrar may, if he is satisfied that a good and sufficient reason has been shown for the extension, grant the extension without having to conduct a hearing in accordance with rule 52A.
(8A)  The Registrar shall grant the application where no counter‑statement has been filed or served on the applicant within the time allowed.
(9)  This rule and rules 42 to 48 shall not apply in any case where the Registrar refers the application to the Court for determination under section 27(4) of the Act.
Evidence in support of application
42.
—(1)  Within 3 months after the date the applicant receives the counter-statement from the registered owner, the applicant shall file with the Registrar such evidence by way of a statutory declaration as he may desire to adduce in support of his application and shall, at the same time, serve on the registered owner a copy of that evidence.
[S 778/2004 wef 01/01/2005]
(2)  If the applicant does not file or serve any evidence in accordance with paragraph (1), the application shall, unless the Registrar otherwise directs, be treated as withdrawn.
Evidence in support of registration
43.
—(1)  Within 3 months after the date of receipt by the registered owner of the copy of the applicant’s evidence referred to in rule 42, the registered owner shall file with the Registrar such evidence by way of a statutory declaration as the registered owner may desire to adduce in support of his registration and shall, at the same time, serve on the applicant a copy of that evidence.
(2)  If the registered owner does not file or serve any evidence in accordance with paragraph (1), he shall, unless the Registrar otherwise directs, be deemed to have admitted to the facts alleged by the applicant in his application for revocation.
Evidence in reply
44.
—(1)  Within 3 months after the date the applicant receives the copy of the registered owner’s evidence referred to in rule 43, the applicant may file with the Registrar evidence in reply by way of a statutory declaration and shall, at the same time, serve on the registered owner a copy of that evidence.
[S 778/2004 wef 01/01/2005]
(2)  [Deleted by S 778/2004 wef 01/01/2005]
(3)  Evidence in reply shall be confined to matters strictly in reply to the registered owner’s evidence.
Further evidence
45.  No further evidence may be filed by any party except that, in any proceedings before the Registrar, the Registrar may at any time, if he thinks fit, give leave or direction to either party to file further evidence upon such terms as to costs or otherwise as the Registrar may think fit.
Directions on subsequent procedure
46.  The Registrar may give such directions as he thinks fit with regard to the subsequent procedure relating to an application for revocation referred to in rule 40.
Exhibits
47.
—(1)  Where there are exhibits to any evidence filed under rule 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 or 45, the party who is relying on the exhibits in support of his case shall send a copy of each exhibit to that other party.
(2)  If such copy cannot be conveniently furnished, the original shall be filed with the Registrar in order that it may be open to inspection.
(3)  The original exhibits shall be produced at the revocation hearing unless the Registrar otherwise directs.
Pre-hearing review
47A.
—(1)  At any time after the completion of the filing of evidence by the parties, the Registrar may direct the parties to attend a pre-hearing review at which he may give such directions as he considers necessary or desirable for securing the just, expeditious and economical disposal of the proceedings.
(2)  At the pre-hearing review, the Registrar may consider any matter including the possibility of settlement of all or any of the issues in the proceedings and may require the parties to furnish him with such information as he may require.
(3)  If any party fails to comply with any direction given or requirement imposed under paragraph (1) or (2), the Registrar may —
(a)
where that direction was given or requirement was imposed in relation to any application or proceedings initiated by that party, dismiss the application or proceedings, as the case may be; or
(b)
make such other order as the Registrar thinks fit.
(4)  Any direction or order by the Registrar may be set aside or varied by him on such terms as he thinks fit.
(5)  If, during or pursuant to a pre‑hearing review, the parties are agreeable to a settlement of all or some of the matters in dispute in any application or proceedings, the Registrar may —
(a)
give his decision in relation to the application or proceedings; or
(b)
make such order as he thinks just to give effect to the settlement.
(6)  If any party does not appear at a pre‑hearing review, the Registrar may —
(a)
where the pre‑hearing review pertains to any application or proceedings initiated by that party, dismiss the application or proceedings, as the case may be;
(b)
make such other order as the Registrar thinks fit; or
(c)
adjourn the pre‑hearing review.
(7)  An order made by the Registrar in the absence of a party may be set aside by the Registrar, on the application of that party, on such terms as the Registrar thinks fit.
Revocation hearing
48.
—(1)  Upon completion of the filing of evidence by the parties, the Registrar shall give notice to the parties of a date on which he will hear arguments on the case.
(2)  The parties shall file with the Registrar their written submissions and bundles of authorities at least one month before the date of hearing, and shall at the same time exchange with one another their respective written submissions and bundles of authorities.
(3)  Any party who intends to appear at the hearing shall file with the Registrar Form HC1 before the hearing.
(4)  Any party who does not file with the Registrar Form HC1 before the hearing may be treated as not desiring to be heard, and the Registrar may proceed with the hearing in the absence of that party or may, without proceeding with the hearing, give his decision or dismiss the proceedings, or make such other order as he thinks fit.
(5)  If, after filing with the Registrar Form HC1, a party does not appear at the hearing, the Registrar may proceed with the hearing in the absence of that party, or may, without proceeding with the hearing, give his decision or dismiss the proceedings, or make such other order as he thinks fit.
(6)  Where the Registrar gives his decision under paragraph (4) or (5) in relation to the proceedings, whether the hearing was proceeded with or not, rule 49 shall apply.
(7)  If neither party appears at the hearing, the Registrar may dismiss the proceedings.
(8)  Upon making any decision or order under paragraph (4) or (5) or dismissing any proceedings under paragraph (4), (5) or (7), the Registrar shall notify every party of the decision, order or dismissal, as the case may be, in writing.
(9)  Any decision or order made by the Registrar under paragraph (4) or (5) in the absence of any party may, on the application of that party, be set aside by the Registrar on such terms as the Registrar thinks fit.
(10)  Any proceedings dismissed under paragraph (4), (5) or (7) may, on the application of any party, be restored on the direction of the Registrar.
(11)  An application under paragraph (9) or (10) shall be made within 14 days after the date of the Registrar’s notification under paragraph (8).
Notice of decision
49.
—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), the Registrar shall inform the parties of his decision and the grounds of the decision —
(a)
in any case where the duration of the hearing is one day or less, within 3 months after the date of the hearing; or
(b)
in any other case, within 3 months after the last day of the hearing.
(2)  Where the Registrar grants leave to one or more parties to file closing submissions on a date which is after the last day of the hearing, he shall inform all parties of his decision and the grounds of the decision within 3 months after the date of filing of those submissions.
Extension of time in revocation proceedings
49A.  Where any extension of time is granted to any party, the Registrar may, if he thinks fit, without giving the party a hearing, grant a reasonable extension of time to the other party in which to take any subsequent step.
Costs in uncontested revocations
49B.  Where a revocation is uncontested by the registered owner, the Registrar shall, in deciding whether costs should be awarded to the applicant, consider whether proceedings might have been avoided if reasonable notice had been given by the applicant to the registered owner before the application for revocation was filed.
Intervention by third parties
49C.
—(1)  Any person, other than the registered owner, claiming to have an interest in a registered design which is the subject of an application for revocation under rule 40 may apply to the Registrar in writing for leave to intervene.
(2)  The Registrar may, after hearing the parties concerned if he has so required —
(a)
refuse leave to intervene; or
(b)
grant leave to intervene upon such terms (including any undertaking as to costs) as he thinks fit.
(3)  Any person granted leave to intervene shall, subject to the terms and conditions imposed in respect of the intervention, be treated as a party to the proceedings in question.
Reference to Court
50.  Where the Registrar receives an application for revocation under rule 40 and decides to refer the application to the Court for determination, the Registrar shall forthwith serve a copy of the reference to the Court on the applicant and the registered owner of the design.
Service on Registrar of applications to Court
51.  Where application to the Court is made under section 27 of the Act for the revocation of the registration of a design, the applicant shall forthwith send a copy of the application to the Registrar.
PART VII
EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE
Registrar’s discretionary powers
52.  Without prejudice to any of the provisions of the Act or these Rules requiring the Registrar to hear any party to proceedings under the Act or these Rules, or to give such party an opportunity to be heard, the Registrar shall, before exercising any discretionary power vested in him by or under the Act or these Rules adversely to any party to a proceeding before him, give that party an opportunity to be heard.
Request for hearing
52A.
—(1)  A request for the exercise of the discretionary power of the Registrar under rule 52 in ex parte proceedings, whether interlocutory or otherwise —
(a)
shall be made in Form HC4; and
(b)
shall be filed within one month after —
(i)
the date of notification by the Registrar of any objection to an application; or
(ii)
the date of any other indication that the Registrar proposes to exercise a discretionary power,
and the Registrar may refuse to hear any party who has not filed the request within the time allowed.
(2)  Upon receipt of a request under paragraph (1), the Registrar shall send to the person making the request a notice of a time when the person may be heard, which shall be not less than 14 days after the date of the notice.
(3)  A request for the exercise of the discretionary powers of the Registrar under rule 52 in inter partes interlocutory proceedings shall be made to the Registrar in writing.
(4)  A person shall, at the time he makes a request under paragraph (3), serve on every other party to the proceedings a copy of the request.
(5)  Except as provided in paragraph (1) or (3), no request shall be made for the exercise of the discretionary powers of the Registrar under rule 52.
(6)  The Registrar may give such directions as he may think fit with regard to any aspect of the procedure for a hearing under this rule.
(7)  After hearing each party, the Registrar shall notify every party of the Registrar’s decision in relation to the exercise of the discretionary power.
(8)  Where any party wishes to have the Registrar’s grounds of decision in respect of a request under paragraph (1) —
(a)
the party shall, within one month after the date of the Registrar’s decision, by filing Form HC5, request the Registrar to state the Registrar’s grounds of decision; and
(b)
the Registrar shall, within 2 months after the date of the request, send the grounds of decision to the party.
(9)  The date on which the Registrar’s grounds of decision are sent to the party making the request under paragraph (8)(a) shall be deemed to be the date of the Registrar’s decision for the purpose of an appeal.
(10)  In paragraph (9), “Registrar’s decision” means any decision referred to in section 62(1) of the Act.
Hearing before Registrar to be in public
53.  The hearing before the Registrar of any dispute between 2 or more parties relating to any matter under the Act shall be in public unless the Registrar, after consultation with those parties who appear in person or are represented at the hearing, otherwise directs.
Evidence in proceedings before Registrar
54.
—(1)  In any proceedings before the Registrar under the Act, evidence shall be given by way of a statutory declaration, unless otherwise provided by the Act or directed by the Registrar.
(1A)  Subject to the provisions of the Oaths and Declarations Act (Cap. 211) and these Rules, Order 41 of the Rules of Court (Cap. 322, R 5) shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to a statutory declaration filed or used in any proceedings before the Registrar as it applies to an affidavit filed or used in any proceedings before the Court.
(2)  Any such statutory declaration may, in the case of an appeal to the Court, be used before the Court in lieu of evidence by affidavit, and if so used, shall have all the incidents and consequences of evidence by affidavit.
(3)  The Registrar may in any particular case take oral evidence in lieu of or in addition to a statutory declaration and shall, unless he otherwise directs, allow any witness to be cross-examined on his statutory declaration or oral evidence.
(4)  [Deleted by S 778/2004 wef 01/01/2005]
Statutory declarations
55.  Any statutory declaration filed under these Rules, or used in any proceedings under the Act, shall be made and subscribed as follows:
(a)
in Singapore, before any justice of the peace, or any commissioner for oaths or other officer authorised by law to administer an oath for the purpose of any legal proceedings;
(b)
in any other part of the Commonwealth, before any court, judge, justice of the peace, notary public or any officer authorised by law to administer an oath for the purpose of any legal proceedings; and
(c)
elsewhere, before a Consul, Vice-Consul, or other person exercising the functions of a Singapore Consul, or before a notary public, judge or magistrate.
Notice of seal of officer taking declaration
56.  Any document purporting to have affixed, impressed or subscribed thereto or thereon the seal or signature of any person authorised by rule 55 to take a declaration may be admitted by the Registrar without proof of the genuineness of the seal or signature or of the official character of the person or his authority to take the declaration.
PART VIIA
COSTS
Application for costs
56A.
—(1)  For the purposes of section 56 of the Act, a party to proceedings before the Registrar who desires to obtain costs shall apply to the Registrar for an award of costs in relation to the proceedings —
(a)
during the proceedings; or
(b)
within one month after —
(i)
the day on which the Registrar makes a decision in the proceedings that ends those proceedings; or
(ii)
the date of the Registrar’s notice to the party that the proceedings have been withdrawn, discontinued or dismissed,
as the case may be.
(2)  Before awarding costs in respect of the proceedings, the Registrar shall give each party to the proceedings an opportunity to be heard in relation to the award of costs.
Taxation of costs
56B.
—(1)  Where the Registrar has awarded party and party costs to a party to proceedings before the Registrar and the party wishes to have the costs taxed by the Registrar, the party shall, within one month after the relevant date referred to in paragraph (1A) —
(a)
apply for the costs to be taxed by filing a copy of the bill of costs with the Registrar; and
(b)
send at the same time a copy of the bill of costs to every other person having an interest in the taxation proceedings.
(1A)  For the purposes of paragraph (1), the relevant date is —
(a)
subject to sub‑paragraph (b), the date of the order for costs made by the Registrar; or
(b)
where any appeal is brought in respect of that order for costs, the date on which that appeal is finally disposed of.
(2)  Every bill of costs shall set out in 3 separate sections the following:
(a)
work done in the cause or matter (other than for or in the taxation of costs);
(b)
work done for or in the taxation of costs;
(c)
all disbursements made in the cause or matter.
(2A)  The costs claimed under paragraph (2)(a), (b) and (c) shall set out the sum claimed for each item.
(2B)  The bill of costs shall set out in chronological order, with dates, all relevant events in the cause or matter, all relevant events in the taxation of costs, and all relevant events relating to the making of disbursements.
(3)  Where costs have already been awarded for any of the items set out in the bill of costs, this fact and the amount awarded shall be indicated.
(4)  Any party on whom a copy of the bill of costs has been served in accordance with paragraph (1) shall, if he wishes to dispute the bill or any part thereof, within one month after the receipt of the copy of the bill, mark the copy in accordance with paragraph (5) and send copies of the marked copy to the Registrar and the party requesting for taxation.
(5)  The marking of a copy of a bill of costs shall be effected by writing on the right hand margin against each item the word “Agree” if the party concerned agrees with the costs claimed for that item, or the word “Disagree” if the party concerned disagrees with the costs claimed for that item.
(6)  Upon expiry of the period referred to in paragraph (4), the Registrar shall give to the parties having an interest in the taxation proceedings notice of the date and time appointed for taxation.
Taxation proceedings
56C.
—(1)  If any party entitled to be heard in any taxation proceedings does not attend at the time appointed for taxation, the Registrar may proceed with the taxation.
(2)  The Registrar may, if he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the proceedings.
Scale of costs
56D.
—(1)  The provisions in the Fourth Schedule shall apply to the sections of the bill of costs relating to —
(a)
work done in the cause or matter (other than for or in the taxation of costs); and
(b)
work done for or in the taxation of costs.
(2)  Costs awarded in these proceedings are not intended to compensate the parties for the expense to which they may have been put.
Certificate
56E.  When a bill of costs has been taxed, the party who applied for the costs to be taxed shall file Form HC2, and the Registrar shall proceed to make his certificate for the amount of the taxed costs.
PART VIII
EXTENSION OF TIME
Request for extension of time
57.
—(1)  Any period of time —
(a)
prescribed by these Rules; or
(b)
specified by the Registrar for doing any act or taking any proceedings,
may, at the request of the person or party concerned, be extended by the Registrar by such period and upon such terms as the Registrar considers fit.
(2)  Before making a request for an extension of time, the person seeking the extension shall serve on every person or party likely to be affected by the extension a notice containing —
(a)
a statement of his intention to request for the extension, the period of extension requested for, and the reason for the extension; and
(b)
a request for the consent in writing of the person or party likely to be affected by the extension.
(3)  A request under paragraph (1) shall be made in Form CM5 or Form HC3, as appropriate, before the expiry of the period of time in question, and shall be accompanied by —
(a)
a copy of the notice referred to in paragraph (2);
(b)
each written consent, if any, that has been given pursuant to a request under paragraph (2)(b); and
(c)
the applicable fee specified in the First Schedule.
(4)  The Registrar may refuse to grant the extension if the person seeking the extension —
(a)
fails to show a good and sufficient reason for the extension; or
(b)
fails to show to the Registrar’s satisfaction that the notice referred to in paragraph (2) has been served on every person or party likely to be affected by the extension.
(5)  Where a person or party on whom a notice referred to in paragraph (2) is served fails or refuses to give his consent to the extension within 2 weeks after the date of the notice, the Registrar may, if he is satisfied that a good and sufficient reason has been shown for the extension, grant the extension without having to conduct a hearing in accordance with rule 52A.
(6)  Paragraphs (1) to (5) shall not apply to the following matters:
(a)
the doing of the act referred to in rule 27(3)(b);
(b)
the making of an application to extend the period of the registration of a design under rule 35;
(c)
the making of an application for the restoration of a design which has been removed from the Register under rule 35C(1);
(d)
the filing of a counter‑statement to an application for revocation under rule 41;
(e)
the filing of a request for the Registrar’s grounds of decision under rule 27(8)(a) or 52A(8)(a).
(7)  This rule as in force immediately before 13 November 2014 shall continue to apply on or after that date to any request made before that date under this rule for an extension of time.
(8)  Notwithstanding paragraph (7), any request made by a person or party concerned before 13 November 2014 under this rule as in force immediately before that date, for the extension of a particular period of time (whether prescribed by these Rules or specified by the Registrar) for doing any act or taking any proceedings, shall be taken into account for the purpose of determining the fee payable under paragraph (3)(c) for any request for a further extension of that period made by that person or party on or after that date under this rule.
Where non-compliance with time caused by Registry
58.
—(1)  Where, by reason of an act or omission of any person employed in the Registry, an act or step in relation to any application for the registration of a design or any other proceedings before the Registrar, required to be done or taken within a period of time, has not been so done or taken, the Registrar may, notwithstanding the provisions of these Rules, extend the period for doing the act or taking the steps by such period as the Registrar considers fit.
(2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of these Rules, the period of time for doing an act or taking a step under paragraph (1) may be extended although the period has expired.
PART VIIIA
ELECTRONIC ONLINE SYSTEM
Establishment of electronic online system
58A.
—(1)  There shall be established an electronic online system for the purposes of these Rules.
(2)  The electronic online system may be used —
(a)
by any person for giving, sending to, filing with or serving on the Registrar or Registry any document (other than a notice or document to be served in proceedings in court); and
(b)
by the Registrar or Registry for giving, sending to or serving on any person any notice or other document (other than a notice or document to be served in proceedings in court).
(3)  The Registrar may issue practice directions specifying —
(a)
the manner in which any document is to be given or sent to, filed with or served on the Registrar or Registry under paragraph (2)(a);
(b)
the manner in which the Registrar or Registry may give, send or serve any notice or document under paragraph (2)(b);
(c)
the procedures and conditions for the setting‑up, operation and use of the electronic online system; and
(d)
the manner in which the fee for filing any document through the electronic online system is to be paid.
Duty of person carrying out electronic filing
58F.  A person shall only use the electronic online system in accordance with these Rules and any practice directions issued by the Registrar.
Documents to be signed, made on oath, etc.
58G.
—(1)  Where any document to be given, sent, filed or served using the electronic online system is to be signed or made on oath or by affirmation, it shall be signed, made on oath or affirmed in the usual way on the original paper document.
(2)  Where any document to be given, sent, filed or served using the electronic online system is to be attested, it shall be attested in the usual way in which the original paper document is attested.
(3)  The giving, sending, filing or service of such document using the electronic online system shall be effected by sending a true and complete electronic image of the original paper document.
Service bureau
58H.  The Registrar may establish or appoint agents to establish one or more service bureaus to assist a person in the use of the electronic online system for giving, sending to, filing with or serving on the Registrar or Registry any document referred to in rule 58A(2)(a).
PART IX
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Hours of business and excluded days
59.
—(1)  Subject to paragraph (3), any business done under the Act —
(a)
on any day after the hours of business of the Registry for that class of business; or
(b)
on any day which is an excluded day for that class of business,
shall be taken to have been done on the next following day which is not an excluded day for that class of business.
(2)  Where the time for doing any business under the Act expires on an excluded day for the doing of that class of business, that time shall be extended to the next following day which is not an excluded day for the doing of that class of business.
(3)  For the avoidance of doubt, where the time for carrying out any transaction referred to in rule 58A(2) expires on an excluded day for the carrying out of that transaction, that time shall be extended to the next following day which is not an excluded day for the carrying out of that transaction, notwithstanding the availability of the electronic online system for the carrying out of that transaction.
(4)  Where, in carrying out any transaction referred to in rule 58A(2), a document —
(a)
is transmitted to the Registry by means of the electronic online system; and
(b)
is received, by the server of that system set up to receive such transmissions, at any time before midnight on any day which is not an excluded day for the business of sending to or filing with the Registry any document by means of that system,
that document shall be treated as sent to or filed with, and received by, the Registry at that time and on that day.
(5)  For the purposes of paragraph (4), the document shall be treated as sent to or filed with, and received by, the Registry if and only if the last byte of the transmission containing the document is received by the server referred to in that paragraph.
(6)  Any person who sends or files a document by means of the electronic online system may produce a record of transmission issued through that system as evidence of —
(a)
the sending or filing of that document; and
(b)
the date and time when the sending or filing took place.
(7)  Subject to paragraph (6) of rule 6, where a document referred to in that paragraph —
(a)
is transmitted to the Registrar or Registry by means of facsimile transmission; and
(b)
is received —
(i)
by any facsimile machine designated by the Registry for the receipt of such transmissions; and
(ii)
at any time before midnight on any day which is not an excluded day for the business of sending to or filing with the Registry that document by means of facsimile transmission,
that document shall be treated as sent to or filed with, and received by, the Registry at that time and on that day.
(8)  For the purposes of paragraph (7) —
(a)
a document shall be treated as sent to or filed with, and received by, the Registry if and only if all sheets comprising the complete document are received by the facsimile machine referred to in that paragraph; and
(b)
the date and time of receipt of the document, as recorded by the facsimile machine referred to in that paragraph, shall, until the contrary is proved, be treated as the date and time when the document was sent to or filed with, and received by, the Registry.
(9)  In the Act, “excluded day”, in relation to any specific class of business, means any day on which the Registry shall be taken to be closed for the purposes of the transaction by the public of that class of business.
Extension of period where interruption in postal service, etc.
60.
—(1)  Where, on any day, there is an interruption in —
(a)
the postal service of Singapore;
(b)
the operation of the Registry; or
(c)
the operation of the electronic online system,
the Registrar may issue practice directions to declare that day as one on which there has been such an interruption and, where any period of time specified in the Act for the giving, sending, filing or serving of any notice, application or other document expires on a day so declared, the period shall be extended to the first day next following (not being an excluded day) which is not so declared.
(2)  If in any case the Registrar is satisfied that the failure to give, send, file or serve any notice, application or other document within the period specified in the Act was wholly or mainly attributable to a failure of or delay in the postal service of Singapore, the Registrar may, if he thinks fit and upon such terms as he may direct, extend the period so that it ends on —
(a)
the day of the receipt by the addressee of the notice, application or other document; or
(b)
if the day of such receipt is an excluded day, on the first following day which is not an excluded day.
(3)  The Registrar shall give notice of an extension referred to in paragraph (2) to all parties to the matter.
Case management conference
60A.
—(1)  Notwithstanding anything in these Rules, at any stage of any application to or proceedings before the Registrar, the Registrar may direct the applicant or parties to attend a case management conference in order that the Registrar may make such order or give such direction as he thinks fit for the just, expeditious and economical disposal of the matter.
(2)  At a case management conference, the Registrar may —
(a)
consider any matter, including the possibility of settlement of any or all of the issues in the application or proceedings; and
(b)
direct the parties to furnish the Registrar with such information as the Registrar may require.
(3)  If any party fails to comply with any direction or order given under paragraph (1) or (2), the Registrar may —
(a)
where that direction or order was given in relation to any application or proceedings initiated by that party, dismiss the application or proceedings, as the case may be; or
(b)
make such other order as the Registrar thinks fit.
(4)  Any direction given or order made by the Registrar under paragraph (1), (2) or (3) may be set aside or varied by the Registrar on such terms as the Registrar thinks fit.
(5)  If, during or pursuant to a case management conference, the parties are agreeable to a settlement of all or some of the matters in dispute in any application or proceedings, the Registrar may —
(a)
give the Registrar’s decision in relation to the application or proceedings; or
(b)
make such order as the Registrar thinks just to give effect to the settlement.
(6)  If any party does not appear at a case management conference, the Registrar may —
(a)
where the case management conference pertains to any application or proceedings initiated by that party, dismiss the application or proceedings, as the case may be;
(b)
make such other order as the Registrar thinks fit; or
(c)
adjourn the case management conference.
(7)  An order made by the Registrar in the absence of a party under paragraph (6) may be set aside by the Registrar, on the application of that party, on such terms as the Registrar thinks fit.
(8)  Any application or proceedings dismissed under paragraph (3) or (6) may, on application of any party, be restored on the direction of the Registrar.
Registrar’s power to require documents, information or evidence
60B.  Notwithstanding anything in these Rules, at any stage of any application to or proceedings before the Registrar, the Registrar may direct the applicant or any party to produce or file, within such period as the Registrar may specify, any document, information or evidence which the Registrar may reasonably require.
Application to Court
60D.  A person who makes an application to the Court under the Act shall, as soon as practicable, file a copy of the application with the Registrar.
Publication and sale of documents
61.  The Registrar may arrange for the publication and sale of documents by the Registry and of information about such documents.
Order of Court and certificate of validity
62.
—(1)  Where an order is made by the Court or any other competent authority in any matter under the Act, the person, or one of the persons, in whose favour the order is made shall, as soon as practicable, file with the Registrar a copy of the order by way of a written request.
(2)  If the order is to rectify or alter the Register, the Registrar shall rectify or alter the Register in accordance with such order.
(3)  Where the Court has certified, in accordance with section 43 of the Act, that a design has been validly registered, the owner of the registered design may request the Registrar to include a notation in the Register that such certificate has been given for the registered design by sending the following to the Registrar:
(a)
a written request;
(b)
a copy of the certificate.
Security for costs
63.
—(1)  If a party in any proceedings before the Registrar neither resides nor carries on business in Singapore, the Registrar may require him to give security for costs in such form and amount as the Registrar considers sufficient.
(2)  If the Registrar requires any party making an application or request under these Rules to give security for costs and the party fails to comply with the requirement of the Registrar, the Registrar may treat the application or request as abandoned or withdrawn.
Transliteration and translation
64.
—(1)  Where any document given or sent to or filed with the Registrar, or any part of the document, contains or consists of a word or words in characters other than Roman or in a language other than English, it shall, unless the Registrar otherwise directs, be accompanied by —
(a)
a translation and, if the case requires, a transliteration, of each word in English to the satisfaction of the Registrar; and
(b)
a statement as to the language to which each word belongs.
(2)  The Registrar may at any time require a copy of the translation or transliteration, certified or verified to the satisfaction of the Registrar, to be filed with the Registrar.
Correction of errors
65.
—(1)  A request by a person who has made an application (other than an application for registration of a design) for the correction of a clerical error or mistake referred to in section 72A of the Act must be made in Form CM4.
(2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1), the correction must be clearly identified on a document filed together with the form or on the form itself.
(3)  The Registrar may call for such written explanation of the reasons for the request or evidence in support of the request as the Registrar may require in order to be satisfied that there is an error or mistake.
(4)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the correction of an error of translation or transcription or of a clerical error or mistake in —
(a)
any document filed in inter partes proceedings under —
(i)
any of rules 40 to 48; or
(ii)
rule 49C, 52A(3) or (4), 56A, 56B, 56E or 57(1);
(b)
any form filed under rule 52A(1) or (8); or
(c)
any form filed for an application under rule 27(3)(b) or for a request under rule 27(8)(a).
(5)  A request for the correction of an error in respect of any proceedings referred to in paragraph (4)(a) shall be made to the Registrar in writing.
Irregularities
65A.  Any irregularity in procedure which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is not detrimental to the interests of any person or party may be corrected on such terms as the Registrar may direct.
Application to change name or address
66.
—(1)  A request by any person to change his name appearing in the Register or any document given or sent to or filed with the Registrar shall be made in Form CM2.
(2)  A request by any person to change his address or address for service appearing in the Register or any document given or sent to or filed with the Registrar shall be made in Form CM2.
(4)  If the Registrar is satisfied that any request to change any name or address may be allowed, the Registrar shall amend the Register or document, as the case may be.
Designs Journal
66A.
—(1)  The Registrar shall publish a journal, to be called the Designs Journal which shall contain —
(a)
the matters required to be published in that Journal under rule 28; and
(c)
such other information as the Registrar thinks fit.
(2)  The Designs Journal shall be published monthly, unless the Registrar otherwise directs.
PART X
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
67A.  [Deleted by S 556/2005 wef 01/09/2005]
Right to information
68.
—(1)  After the extension of the period of registration of a relevant design from the expiry of its initial period of registration, and upon the filing of a request by any person and the payment of the applicable fee referred to in the First Schedule, the Registrar shall —
(a)
give the person making the request such information; and
(b)
permit him to inspect such documents,
relating to the application for the extension of the period of registration (including any representation, sample or specimen of the design), as may be specified in the request.
(2)  Rule 30(3) and (4) shall apply, with the necessary modifications, in relation to an inspection of documents under this rule.
FIRST SCHEDULE
Rules 3(1), 28A(2), 30(1), 57(3)(c) and 68(1)
Fees
First column
Matter
Second column
Corresponding
Rule(s)
Third column
Fee
Fourth column
Corresponding Form(s)
1.
Application for registration of a design under section 11 of the Act
13
$250 in respect of each design
Form D3
2.
Request for deferment of publication
28A
$40 in respect of each request
Form D3
3.
Application to amend an application for registration of a design under section 15 of the Act
24(1)
$45 in respect of each design number
Form D5
4.
Application for extension of period of registration of a design under section 21 of, or paragraph 3(6) of the Schedule to, the Act —
35
 
Form D8
(a)
for the first period of 5 years
 
$220
 
(b)
for the second period of 5 years
 
$330
 
(c)
for the third period of 5 years
 
$440
 
(d)
for the fourth period of 5 years
 
$550
 
5.
Application for restoration of registration of a design removed from the Register under section 21(6) of the Act
35C(1)
$135 in respect of each registration
Form D8
6.
Late application to extend period of registration of a design under section 21(5) of, or paragraph 3(6) of the Schedule to, the Act
$50 in respect of each registration in addition to fee under item 4
7.
Request to appoint, change or remove agent
8(5)
$8.50 in respect of each design number
Form CM1
8.
Request to change name, address or address for service or entry of address for service
7(7), 8(6), 66
$13
Form CM2
9.
Request to surrender registration of a design
39(1)
$30 in respect of each design number
Form CM3
10.
Request for correction of error
33(1), 65(1)
$50
Form CM4
11.
Request for extension of time by a person or party regarding a particular period prescribed by the Rules or specified by the Registrar for doing any act or taking any proceedings in relation to non‑contentious proceedings —
57(3)
 
Form CM5
(a)
for first or second extension of that period
 
 
(b)
for third or any subsequent extension of that period
 
$50 in respect of each design number
 
12.
Notice for withdrawal of an application for registration
23
Form CM9
13.
Request for extension of time by a person or party regarding a particular period prescribed by the Rules or specified by the Registrar for doing any act or taking any proceedings in relation to contentious proceedings —
57(3)
 
Form HC3
(a)
for first extension of that period
 
 
(b)
for second or any subsequent extension of that period
 
$100
 
14.
Application to register the grant, amendment or termination of a licence
37(1)(i)
$60 in respect of each design number
Form CM6
15.
Application to register the grant, amendment or termination of any security interest
37(1)(ii)
$50 in respect of each design number
Form CM7
16.
Application for an assignment of a registered design or any right in it
37(1)(iii)
$70 in respect of each design number
Form CM8
17.
Request for online file inspection
30, 68
$30 in respect of each design number
Form CM10
18.
Request for certified copy of an entry in the Register or certified extract from the Register —
32
 
Form CM12
(a)
where the certified copy or extract or document is in soft copy
 
$28 in respect of each design number
 
(b)
where the certified copy or extract or document is in hard copy
 
$35 in respect of each design number
 
19.
Request for reinstatement of application, right or thing
25(2)
$100 in respect of each design number
Form CM13
20.
Application for revocation of the registration of a design
40(1)
$400
Form D13
21.
Notice of attendance at hearing
48(3)
$715
Form HC1
22.
Request to extract the Registrar’s certificate of taxation
56E
$80
Form HC2
23.
Request for extension of time to file counter‑statement
41(3)
Form HC3
24.
Request for ex parte hearing
27(5), 52A(1)
$100
Form HC4
25.
Request to the Registrar to state grounds of decision for hearing
27(8), 52A(8)(a)
$700
Form HC5
26.
Filing of counter‑statement
41(1)
$360
Form HC6
27.
Purchase of a copy of the Designs Journal
$10
28.
For using the services of a service bureau to file any of the following by means of the electronic online system:
58H
 
(a)
any form, and any document accompanying the form
 
$40 per form plus $0.50 for each page of the document accompanying the form
(b)
any statutory declaration filed as evidence in inter partes proceedings or any written submission or bundle of authorities, not accompanying any form when filed
 
$0.50 for each page of the document
SECOND SCHEDULE
Rule 4(3)
Description of Forms
First column
Form
Second column
Description of Form
1.
Form D3
Application for registration of a design under section 11 of the Act
2.
Form D5
Application to amend an application for registration of a design under section 15 of the Act
3.
Form D8
Application for extension of period of registration of a design under section 21 of, or paragraph 3(6) of the Schedule to, the Act, for restoration of registration removed from the Register, or for extension of period of registration
4.
Form D13
Application for revocation of the registration of a design under section 27 of the Act
5.
Form CM1
Request to appoint, change or remove agent
6.
Form CM2
Request to change name, address and Singapore address for service of agent, applicant, proprietor or other interested person
7.
Form CM3
Request to surrender a registered design
8.
Form CM4
Request for correction of error
9.
Form CM5
Request for extension of time
10.
Form CM6
Application to register, amend or terminate licence
11.
Form CM7
Application to register, amend or terminate security interest
12.
Form CM8
Application to register transfer of ownership
13.
Form CM9
Request for withdrawal of application
14.
Form CM10
Request for online file inspection
15.
Form CM12
Request for certified copy of an entry in the Register or certified extract from the Register
16.
Form CM13
Request for reinstatement of rights
17.
Form HC1
Notice of attendance at hearing
18.
Form HC2
Request to extract the Registrar’s certificate of taxation
19.
Form HC3
Request for extension of time
20.
Form HC4
Request for an ex parte hearing
21.
Form HC5
Request for grounds of decision for ex parte hearing
22.
Form HC6
Counter‑statement
THIRD SCHEDULE
Classification of Articles
CLASS 1
FOODSTUFFS
 
01-01
 
Baker’s products, biscuits, pastry, macaroni and other cereal products, chocolates, confectionery, ices
 
01-02
 
Fruit and vegetables
 
01-03
 
Cheeses, butter and butter substitutes, other dairy produce
 
01-04
 
Butcher’s meat (including pork products), fish
 
01-05
 
[vacant]
 
01-06
 
Animal foodstuffs
 
01-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 2
ARTICLES OF CLOTHING AND HABERDASHERY
 
02-01
 
Undergarments, lingerie, corsets, brassieres, nightwear
 
02-02
 
Garments
 
02-03
 
Headwear
 
02-04
 
Footwear, socks and stockings
 
02-05
 
Neckties, scarves, neckerchiefs and handkerchiefs
 
02-06
 
Gloves
 
02-07
 
Haberdashery and clothing accessories
 
02-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 3
TRAVEL GOODS, CASES, PARASOLS AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED
 
03-01
 
Trunks, suitcases, briefcases, handbags, keyholders, cases specially designed for their contents, wallets and similar articles
 
03-02
 
[vacant]
 
03-03
 
Umbrellas, parasols, sunshades and walking sticks
 
03-04
 
Fans
 
03-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 4
BRUSHWARE
 
04-01
 
Brushes and brooms for cleaning
 
04-02
 
Toilet brushes, clothes brushes and shoe brushes
 
04-03
 
Brushes for machines
 
04-04
 
Paintbrushes, brushes for use in cooking
 
04-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 5
TEXTILE PIECEGOODS, ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL SHEET MATERIAL
 
05-01
 
Spun Articles
 
05-02
 
Lace
 
05-03
 
Embroidery
 
05-04
 
Ribbons, braids and other decorative trimmings
 
05-05
 
Textile fabrics
 
05-06
 
Artificial or natural sheet material
 
05-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 6
FURNISHING
 
06-01
 
Beds and seats
 
06-02
 
[vacant]
 
06-03
 
Tables and similar furniture
 
06-04
 
Storage furniture
 
06-05
 
Composite furniture
 
06-06
 
Other furniture and furniture parts
 
06-07
 
Mirrors and frames
 
06-08
 
Clothes hangers
 
06-09
 
Mattresses and cushions
 
06-10
 
Curtains and indoor blinds
 
06-11
 
Carpets, mats and rugs
 
06-12
 
Tapestries
 
06-13
 
Blankets and other covering materials, household linen and napery
 
06-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 7
HOUSEHOLD GOODS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED
 
07-01
 
China, glassware, dishes and other articles of a similar nature
 
07-02
 
Cooking appliances, utensils and containers
 
07-03
 
Table knives, forks and spoons
 
07-04
 
Appliances and utensils, hand-manipulated, for preparing food or drink
 
07-05
 
Flat-irons and washing, cleaning and drying equipment
 
07-06
 
Other table utensils
 
07-07
 
Other household receptacles
 
07-08
 
Fireplace implements
 
07-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 8
TOOLS AND HARDWARE
 
08-01
 
Tools and implements for drilling, milling or digging
 
08-02
 
Hammers and other similar tools and implements
 
08-03
 
Cutting tools and implements
 
08-04
 
Screwdrivers and other similar tools and implements
 
08-05
 
Other tools and implements
 
08-06
 
Handles, knobs and hinges
 
08-07
 
Locking or closing devices
 
08-08
 
Fastening, supporting or mounting devices not included in other classes
 
08-09
 
Metal fittings and mountings for doors, windows and furniture, and similar articles
 
08-10
 
Bicycle racks
 
08-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 9
PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS FOR THE TRANSPORT OR HANDLING OF GOODS
 
09-01
 
Bottles, flasks, pots, carboys, demijohns, and containers with dynamic dispensing means
 
09-02
 
Storage cans, drums and casks
 
09-03
 
Boxes, cases, containers, (preserve) tins or cans
 
09-04
 
Hampers, crates and baskets
 
09-05
 
Bags, sachets, tubes and capsules
 
09-06
 
Ropes and hooping materials
 
09-07
 
Closing means and attachments
 
09-08
 
Pallets and platforms for forklifts
 
09-09
 
Refuse and trash containers and stands therefor
 
09-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 10
CLOCKS AND WATCHES AND OTHER MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, CHECKING AND SIGNALLING INSTRUMENTS
 
10-01
 
Clocks and alarm clocks
 
10-02
 
Watches and wrist watches
 
10-03
 
Other time-measuring instruments
 
10-04
 
Other measuring instruments, apparatus and devices
 
10-05
 
Instruments, apparatus and devices for checking, security or testing
 
10-06
 
Signalling apparatus and devices
 
10-07
 
Casings, cases, dials, hands and all other parts and accessories of instruments for measuring, checking and signalling
 
10-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 11
ARTICLES OF ADORNMENT
 
11-01
 
Jewellery
 
11-02
 
Trinkets, table, mantel and wall ornaments, flower vases and pots
 
11-03
 
Medals and badges
 
11-04
 
Artificial flowers, fruit and plants
 
11-05
 
Flags, festive decorations
 
11-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 12
MEANS OF TRANSPORT OR HOISTING
 
12-01
 
Vehicles drawn by animals
 
12-02
 
Handcarts, wheelbarrows
 
12-03
 
Locomotives and rolling stock for railways and all other rail vehicles
 
12-04
 
Telpher carriers, chair lifts and ski lifts
 
12-05
 
Elevators and hoists for loading or conveying
 
12-06
 
Ships and boats
 
12-07
 
Aircraft and space vehicles
 
12-08
 
Motor cars, buses and lorries
 
12-09
 
Tractors
 
12-10
 
Road vehicle trailers
 
12-11
 
Cycles and motorcycles
 
12-12
 
Perambulators, invalid chairs, stretchers
 
12-13
 
Special-purpose vehicles
 
12-14
 
Other vehicles
 
12-15
 
Tyres and anti-skid chains for vehicles
 
12-16
 
Parts, equipment and accessories for vehicles, not included in other classes or subclasses
 
12-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 13
EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION OR TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTRICITY
 
13-01
 
Generators and motors
 
13-02
 
Power transformers, rectifiers, batteries and accumulators
 
13-03
 
Equipment for distribution or control of electric power
 
13-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 14
RECORDING, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL EQUIPMENT
 
14-01
 
Equipment for the recording or reproduction of sounds or pictures
 
14-02
 
Data processing equipment as well as peripheral apparatus and devices
 
14-03
 
Communications equipment, wireless remote controls and radio amplifiers
 
14-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 15
MACHINES, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED
 
15-01
 
Engines
 
15-02
 
Pumps and compressors
 
15-03
 
Agricultural machinery
 
15-04
 
Construction machinery
 
15-05
 
Washing, cleaning and drying machines
 
15-06
 
Textile, sewing, knitting and embroidering machines, including their integral parts
 
15-07
 
Refrigeration machinery and apparatus
 
15-08
 
[vacant]
 
15-09
 
Machine tools, abrading and founding machinery
 
15-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 16
PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC AND OPTICAL APPARATUS
 
16-01
 
Photographic cameras and film cameras
 
16-02
 
Projectors and viewers
 
16-03
 
Photocopying apparatus and enlargers
 
16-04
 
Developing apparatus and equipment
 
16-05
 
Accessories
 
16-06
 
Optical articles
 
16-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 17
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
 
17-01
 
Keyboard instruments
 
17-02
 
Wind instruments
 
17-03
 
Stringed instruments
 
17-04
 
Percussion instruments
 
17-05
 
Mechanical instruments
 
17-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 18
PRINTING AND OFFICE MACHINERY
 
18-01
 
Typewriters and calculating machines
 
18-02
 
Printing machines
 
18-03
 
Type and type faces
 
18-04
 
Bookbinding machines, printers’ stapling machines, guillotines and trimmers (for bookbinding)
 
18-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 19
STATIONERY AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT, ARTISTS’ AND TEACHING MATERIALS
 
19-01
 
Writing paper, cards for correspondence and announcements
 
19-02
 
Office equipment
 
19-03
 
Calendars
 
19-04
 
Books and other objects of similar outward appearance
 
19-05
 
[vacant]
 
19-06
 
Materials and instruments for writing by hand, for drawing, for painting, for sculpture, for engraving and for other artistic techniques
 
19-07
 
Teaching materials
 
19-08
 
Other printed matter
 
19-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 20
SALES AND ADVERTISING EQUIPMENT, SIGNS
 
20-01
 
Automatic vending machines
 
20-02
 
Display and sales equipment
 
20-03
 
Signs, signboards and advertising devices
 
20-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 21
GAMES, TOYS, TENTS AND SPORTS GOODS
 
21-01
 
Games and toys
 
21-02
 
Gymnastics and sports apparatus and equipment
 
21-03
 
Other amusement and entertainment articles
 
21-04
 
Tents and accessories thereof
 
21-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 22
ARMS, PYROTECHNIC ARTICLES, ARTICLES FOR HUNTING, FISHING AND PEST KILLING
 
22-01
 
Projectile weapons
 
22-02
 
Other weapons
 
22-03
 
Ammunition, rockets and pyrotechnic articles
 
22-04
 
Targets and accessories
 
22-05
 
Hunting and fishing equipment
 
22-06
 
Traps, articles for pest killing
 
22-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 23
FLUID DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT, SANITARY, HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, SOLID FUEL
 
23-01
 
Fluid distribution equipment
 
23-02
 
Sanitary appliances
 
23-03
 
Heating equipment
 
23-04
 
Ventilation and air-conditioning equipment
 
23-05
 
Solid fuel
 
23-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 24
MEDICAL AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
 
24-01
 
Apparatus and equipment for doctors, hospitals and laboratories
 
24-02
 
Medical instruments, instruments and tools for laboratory use
 
24-03
 
Prosthetic articles
 
24-04
 
Materials for dressing wounds, nursing and medical care
 
24-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 25
BUILDING UNITS AND CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS
 
25-01
 
Building materials
 
25-02
 
Prefabricated or pre-assembled building parts
 
25-03
 
Houses, garages and other buildings
 
25-04
 
Steps, ladders and scaffolds
 
25-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 26
LIGHTING APPARATUS
 
26-01
 
Candlesticks and candelabra
 
26-02
 
Torches and hand lamps and lanterns
 
26-03
 
Public lighting fixtures
 
26-04
 
Luminous sources, whether electrical or not
 
26-05
 
Lamps, standard lamps, chandeliers, wall and ceiling fixtures, lampshades, reflectors, photographic and cinematographic projector lamps
 
26-06
 
Luminous devices for vehicles
 
26-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 27
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS’ SUPPLIES
 
27-01
 
Tobacco, cigars and cigarettes
 
27-02
 
Pipes, cigar and cigarette holders
 
27-03
 
Ashtrays
 
27-04
 
Matches
 
27-05
 
Lighters
 
27-06
 
Cigar cases, cigarette cases, tobacco jars and pouches
 
27-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 28
PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC PRODUCTS, TOILET ARTICLES AND APPARATUS
 
28-01
 
Pharmaceutical products
 
28-02
 
Cosmetic products
 
28-03
 
Toilet articles and beauty parlour equipment
 
28-04
 
Wigs, false hairpieces
 
28-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 29
DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT AGAINST FIRE HAZARDS, FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND FOR RESCUE
 
29-01
 
Devices and equipment against fire hazards
 
29-02
 
Devices and equipment for accident prevention and for rescue, not elsewhere specified
 
29-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 30
ARTICLES FOR THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ANIMALS
 
30-01
 
Animal clothing
 
30-02
 
Pens, cages, kennels and similar shelters
 
30-03
 
Feeders and waterers
 
30-04
 
Saddlery
 
30-05
 
Whips and prods
 
30-06
 
Beds and nests
 
30-07
 
Perches and other cage attachments
 
30-08
 
Markers, marks and shackles
 
30-09
 
Hitching posts
 
30-99
 
Miscellaneous
CLASS 31
MACHINES AND APPLIANCES FOR PREPARING FOOD OR DRINK, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED
 
31-00
 
Machines and appliances for preparing food or drink, not elsewhere specified
CLASS 99
MISCELLANEOUS
 
99-00
 
Miscellaneous
FOURTH SCHEDULE
Scale of Costs
Item
Matter
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
 
INSTITUTION OF PROCEEDINGS:
 
 
1.
Drawing and filing application for revocation of registration of a design, including a statement of grounds
 
$300
2.
Drawing and filing counter-statement
 
$300
3.
Preparing and filing evidence for revocation proceedings
 
$300–$1,600
per statutory declaration
4.
Reviewing the reply to any document referred to in items 1, 2 and 3
 
$150–$800
per document
 
 
 
 
 
INTERLOCUTORY PROCEEDINGS, ETC.
 
 
5.
Preparing for all interlocutory proceedings, pre‑hearing reviews and case management conferences
 
$50–$500
6.
Attending all interlocutory proceedings, pre‑hearing reviews and case management conferences
 
$50–$500
 
 
 
 
 
PREPARATION FOR AND ATTENDANCE AT HEARING:
 
 
7.
Preparing for hearing
 
$500–$2,000
8.
Attendance at hearing
 
$200–$800
9.
[Deleted by S 742/2014 wef 13/11/2014]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAXATION:
 
 
10.
Drawing bill of costs
 
$5 per folio
11.
Attending taxation and obtaining the Registrar’s certificate or order
 
$100–$300.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Registered Designs Rules
(CHAPTER 266, R 1)
This Legislative History is provided for the convenience of users of the Registered Designs Rules. It is not part of these Rules.
1.  
G. N. No. S 504/2000—Registered Designs Rules 2000
Date of commencement
:
13 November 2000
2.  
G. N. No. S 461/2001—Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2001
Date of commencement
:
28 September 2001
3.  
G. N. No. S 657/2001—Registered Designs (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2001
Date of commencement
:
15 January 2002
4.  
Date of operation
:
31 January 2002
5.  
G. N. No. S 778/2004—Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2004
Date of commencement
:
1 January 2005
6.  
G. N. No. S 556/2005—Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2005
Date of commencement
:
1 September 2005
7.  
G.N. No. S 587/2011—Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2011
Date of commencement
:
1 December 2011
8.  
G.N. No. S 742/2014—Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2014
Date of commencement
:
13 November 2014