Singapore patents can be registered in Cambodia

Singapore patents can be registered in Cambodia

Singapore patents can be registered in Cambodia

As a result of an agreement between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Cambodian Ministry of Industry & Handicraft (MIH), owners of granted Singaporean patents can now re-register their patents in Cambodia.

Documentation requirements

The Applicant needs to submit the following to the MIH:

a Cambodian patent application form;
a certified copy of the Certificate of Grant for the Singapore patent;
a certified copy of the final specification;
a certified copy of the Singapore form PF8, when the applicant is not the inventor;
power of attorney in Cambodia.

Fees

The fees will include:

US$60 application fee;
US$150 grant fee;
back renewals calculated from filing date (renewals for Cambodia range from US$20 (first year) to US$890 (20th year));
excess claim fees of US$5 for each claim exceeding 11.

Further information

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this new re-registration system, please contact Desmond Tan, Partner.

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