No. S 355
Patents Act
Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2002
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 29, 79 and 115 of the Patents Act, the Minister for Law, after consultation with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Patents (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2002 and shall come into operation on 15th August 2002.
Amendment of rule 41
2.  Rule 41 of the Patents Rules (R 1) is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “(in respect of applications for a Canadian patent filed in the English language),”, the word “Japan,”.
Transitional provision
3.  Rule 2 shall not apply in relation to —
(a)an application for a patent the declared priority date of which or, if there is no declared priority date, the date of filing of which is a date before 15th August 2002; or
(b)a new application for a patent under section 20 (3), 26 (6) or 47 (4) of the Act, the actual date of filing of which is a date before 15th August 2002.
[G.N. Nos. S 224/96; S 132/97; S 260/97; S 458/97; S 82/98; S 116/98; S 203/99; S 286/99; S 510/99; S 300/2000; S 60/2001; S 500/2001; S 656/2001; S 75/2002]
Made this 22nd day of July 2002.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Law,
[TMC 002/87 B Vol. 5; AG/LEG/SL/221/2002/1 Vol. 2]