Typically, a one-class trademark application may cost between SG$700 to SG$900, from filing through to registration. This range of fees is only for a straightforward application. If your application faces an objection or you file in more than one class, the cost is higher.
Trademark costs usually comprise professional services fees and government official fees.
There are also a number of factors that influence Trademark costs. The fees tend to vary depending on:
how many trademarks you intend to register,
how many classes of goods/services there are,
if you require research on specifications of goods/services,
how many countries you wish to file in,
whether your trademark is objected to at the examination stage,
whether your trademark is opposed by a third party at the publication stage.
If you choose to file one trademark in one class in one country only, e.g. in Singapore, your fees would be lower than if you were to file two or more trademarks in two or more classes in a few countries. Some lawyers may also include professional fees for researching appropriate specifications for your goods and services that will grant you better protection of your trademark.
If you face an office action (objection) during an examination or an opposition, additional fees would be incurred for legal assistance. If you face budgetary constraints, then file your trademark in phases, over a specific time period. You can take advantage of the six-month priority period. It is important to have a good long-term filing and IP strategy for your business.
We understand that filing and registering a trademark in Singapore or overseas can be daunting if you are not fully apprised of the process and requirements. Before taking the right steps, you might have a lot of questions because the idea of a trademark is to protect your business interest as well as maximize your revenue.
Get in touch today!
If you would like to know more about registering your trademark in Singapore or globally, including searching for a trademark or responding to Office Actions and would like us to help you with a filing strategy, click here to write to us or schedule a short complimentary call with one of our trademark lawyers. For small businesses and startups, we offer special consultation rates. Get in touch with us today!