IP Update – IPOS appointed as International Authority in Patent Search and Examination under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s (“IPOS”) appointment as an International Authority in Patent Search and Examination under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) has taken effect.

The appointment was made on 25 September 2014 by the Assembly of the PCT Union during the 54th World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assemblies. The appointment will see IPOS becoming an International Searching Authority (“ISA”) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (“IPEA”) under the PCT. PCT Applicants who use IPOS as their ISA and IPEA may […]