Saturday, December 17, 2011
Notice of Amendment (Industrial Design Regulations 1999)
MyIPO has issued a notice that the Industrial Design Regulations will be amended in January 2012. New scale of fees will be introduced by the amendment. This is not a surprising move; in February 2011, the Patent Regulations and Trade Mark Regulations were amended to accommodate new schedule of official fees (increase of up to 40%). Any design protection may still be initiated this year before the price increase.