A trademark is a form of property that can be licensed or assigned and confers on the owner the right to prevent others from using it in Singapore as a trademark without the owner’s permission.
Business Support FAQs / Singapore Trademark Registration
Registering a trademark gives the owner rights to enable him to control the use of that particular symbol.
A trademark is a sign or symbol used by a person in the course of business to identify his particular goods or services as distinct form that other traders. It must be represented graphically in the form of a letter, word, name, signature, numeral, device brand, label, ticket, shape, color…Read More
For protection beyond Singapore you will need to apply to the appropriate authority in the country in which you want trademark protection. Alternatively via the Madrid protocol if countries are party to the protocol, you will get protection in those countries.
It is not imperative to apply for a trademark in Singapore before seeking protection overseas but in order to file an international application under the Madrid Protocol- you should register the trademark in the country of origin.
No, registering your trademark in Singapore does not offer protection overseas.