Singapore Trademark registration
1)    Search:
Conducting a trademark search at the Register prior to filing is recommended as it may help to determine availability of your trademark for registration. A search also ensures that your trademark does not infringe third party rights.
2) Application Filing:
Application filing may be completed within 1 – 2 working days if the filing requirements are in good order. No notarization or legalization of documents is required. Upon successful filing, the Registry may take up to 7 working days (or longer) to issue the trade mark particulars.
3) Examination:
During the Examination stage, an examiner reviews your application and checks if it is in accordance with the Singapore Trade Marks Act and Rules. The examiner also searches the Register to ensure that the proposed mark is not identical or confusingly similar with any prior registrations or applications.

Any queries / objections raised by an examiner (i.e. Office Actions) have to be answered within the given deadline. Office Action may be technical and usually require professional assistance to overcome them. Additional costs may be incurred for attending to Office Action.

4) Publication:
Upon acceptance of your mark, it will be published at the Singapore Trade Marks Journal for opposition purposes.

During the publication stage, any third party who wishes to oppose your mark may do so by filing a notice of opposition within the prescribed 2 months period (extendable for a further 2 months) from the date of publication.

5) Registration:
If no opposition is filed by third party within the prescribed period, the Registry issues the Certificate of Registration.

In Singapore, registration of a trade mark is valid for 10 years. Protection can lasts indefinitely with proper use of your trademark and with timely payment of renewal fees every 10 years.

While it is not mandatory to register a trademark in Singapore, the proprietor of a unregistered mark can only rely on the common law action of "passing off" to protect his mark against infringement. This can be costly and difficult for him to enforce his common law rights.

In contrast, registration grants the trademark owner a statutory monopoly, giving him the exclusive right to use the trademark in Singapore.