MPEP 1840.07
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as an International Searching Authority

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020

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1840.07    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as an International Searching Authority [R-10.2019]

Since April 1, 2016, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has been available as an International Searching Authority (ISA) for PCT applications filed by U.S. nationals or residents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as receiving Office or in the International Bureau (IB) as receiving Office. The announcement appeared in the Official Gazette at 1425 OG 190 on April 19, 2016.

For any limitations or restrictions with the IPOS as an ISA, please refer to the PCT Information section of the Official Gazette found on the USPTO’s website (www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ official-gazette ).

For additional information, e.g., subject matter limitations, additional search fees, cited documents, etc., please refer to Annex D of the PCT Applicant’s Guide found on WIPO’s website (www.wipo.int/pct/en/guide/index.html ).