Brunei - Patent
On 1 January 2012, the Patents Order 2011 and Patents Rules 2012 came into effect. The Brunei’s Patent Order 2011 replaces the previous re-registration system of Singapore, Malaysia, UK and EP (designating UK) patents and establishes an independent patent system.
Patents Order 2011 and Patents Rules 2012.
2. Patentability Criteria:
A patent has to fulfil the following conditions in order to claim protection.
involves an inventive step
capable of industrial application
3. Utility Innovations:
N/A in Brunei.
√ – Paris Convention
√ – PCT
Any PCT application with international filing date on or after 24 July 2012 may designate Brunei Darussalam (country code – BN)
5. Rule of Priority:
Paris Convention priority can be claimed in Brunei.
The term of a patent granted under the Order shall be 20 years from its filing date. Annual fees shall be payable in respect of the fifth year onwards.