No. S 177
Registered Designs Act
Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 64A and 74 of the Registered Designs Act, the Minister for Law, after consulting with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, hereby makes the following Rules:
1. These Rules may be cited as the Registered Designs (International Registration) Rules 2005 and shall come into operation on 17th April 2005.
2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Common Regulations” means the Common Regulations under the 1999 Act, the 1960 Act and the 1934 Act of the Hague Agreement, adopted by the Assembly of the Hague Union with effect from 1st April 2004, as replaced, revised or amended from time to time;
“Designs Journal” means the journal by that name published under rule 67A of the Registered Designs Rules (R 1);
“Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement” means the Act, signed at Geneva on 2nd July 1999, of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs;
“international application” means an application to the International Bureau for international registration;
“International Bureau” means the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization;
“International Register” means the official collection of data concerning international registrations maintained by the International Bureau for the purposes of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement;
“international registration” means the international registration of a design effected according to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement;
“international registration designating Singapore” means an international registration in respect of which a request has been made (whether in the relevant international application or subsequently) for extension of protection to Singapore under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement;
“protected international design (Singapore)” has the meaning given by rule 11, and references to “protected” and “protection” shall be construed accordingly.
—(1) Any reference in these Rules to a numbered form shall be construed as a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number which is —
published in the Designs Journal.
(2) Any form may be modified on the direction of the Registrar for use in a case other than the case for which it is intended.
[LAW 18/001/005 Vol. 3; AG/LEG/SL/266/2000/1 Vol. 2]