EC CIRCULAR: IPOS TO CLOSE FOREIGN ROUTE WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 2020

By Chiong Song Ning (Ella Cheong LLC)   For patent applications filed directly in Singapore, as well as Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) applications entering national phase in Singapore, there are several options in respect of Search and Examination procedures.  One such option is the “foreign route”.   When using the foreign route, an applicant need not have his/her application undergo …