The applicant must complete and submit the registration form (Patent Form 1-PF 1) together with the prescribed fee and relevant documents to the Registrar of Patents. In general, the application would contain details and information pertaining to the invention, namely:
The title of the invention;
The technical field;
The description of the invention; and
The claims which determines the scope of protection.
Patent protection in Brunei last for up to 20 years from the date of filing subject to the payment of renewal fees on an annual basis.
Application for the registration of an industrial design can be made by lodging to the Registrar of Industrial Designs the following:
a completed application form - Designs Form D1;
7 identical sets of representation of the design; and
the application fee.
An industrial design is protected for an initial period of 5 years beginning from the filling date. The design can be renewed for a further period of 10 years subject to the payment of a renewal fee every 5 years.
To register a trademark, the applicant must lodge to the Registrar of Trade Marks the following:
Covering Letter and completed Form TM1;
Completed Form TM22 (mandatory for foreign applicants);
A4 Representation of the mark;
Translation and Transliteration of the mark (if not in the English language);
Priority Document (if priority is claimed over an earlier filed application); and
Prescribed fee BND$150/per Class and/or BND$6 (if an agent is appointed)
The term of protection is initially for 10 years but may be renewed subject to the payment of renewal fees at the 10th year of registration and thereafter every 10 years.
An application for a plant variety shall be made by the breeder of that plant variety and lodged to the Registrar of Plant Varieties. In general, it should include the following:
- A completed application form (Form PVP3);
- A description of the plant variety;
- The technical questionnaire;
- Any supporting and/or relevant documents;
- The prescribed fee.
The term of protection given to a plant variety in Brunei Darussalam is up to 25 years from the date of the grant, subject to the payment of the annual renewal fees.