A registered trademark confers on the owner the right to prevent others from using it in Singapore as a trademark without the owner’s permission.
It is not imperative to apply for a trademark in Singapore before seeking protection overseas. However, in order to file an international application under the Madrid Protocol, you should register the trademark in the country of origin.
No, registering your trademark in Singapore does not entail protection overseas.
Your trademark registration is valid for 10 years and indefinitely, with subsequent renewals provided the mark is used properly.
If your trademark application is in order, and there are no objections from the registrar, it will take approximately 4 to 6 months for the registration to be processed.