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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF OFFICE

Part III FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND POWERS OF OFFICE

Part IV PROVISIONS RELATING TO STAFF

Part V FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part VI TRANSFER OF PROPERTY, ASSETS, LIABILITIES AND EMPLOYEES

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Constitution and Proceedings of Office

SECOND SCHEDULE Financial Provisions

THIRD SCHEDULE Offences under Written Law

Legislative History

 
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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Act
(CHAPTER 140)

(Original Enactment: Act 3 of 2001)

REVISED EDITION 2002
(31st July 2002)
An Act to establish and incorporate the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, to provide for its functions and powers, and for matters connected therewith.
[1st April 2001]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Office and includes any temporary Chairman of the Office;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Office appointed under section 10 and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“Copyright Tribunal” means a Copyright Tribunal established under Part VII of the Copyright Act (Cap. 63);
“debenture” includes debenture stock;
“Deputy Chairman” means the Deputy Chairman of the Office and includes any temporary Deputy Chairman of the Office;
“intellectual property adviser” means any person who in the course of his profession or business provides legal or other advice relating to any intellectual property, including advice given in relation to an application for protection of an intellectual property whether in Singapore or elsewhere;
“intellectual property agent” means a person acting on behalf of another —
(a)
in connection with the application for or obtaining of a patent or any procedure relating to a patent under the Patents Act (Cap. 221);
(b)
in connection with the registration of a trade mark or any procedure relating to a registered trade mark under the Trade Marks Act (Cap. 332); or
(c)
in connection with the registration of a design or any procedure relating to a registered design under the Registered Designs Act (Cap. 266);
“member” means a member of the Office;
“Office” means the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore established under section 3;
“securities”, in relation to a company, includes shares, debentures, bonds and other securities of the company, whether or not constituting a charge on the assets of the company;
“shares” includes stocks.