Francine Tan Law Corporation

IPOS Update – Easing of Filing Requirements for Trademark Applications

With effect from 15 April 2019, IPOS will cease to require applicants to provide English translations and transliterations of foreign words/characters appearing in trade marks. The filing process will be simplified and automated.

Where the auto-generation of translations is not possible, only then may IPOS request applicants to provide the translation and/or translation documents.

IPOS will also discontinue the practice of endorsing trademark applications with transliteration and translation clauses.