Brunei trademark registration is under protection in The Trade Marks Act (Cap 98) and Trade Marks Rules of 2000. If a trademark is registered, the owner gets the exclusive legal rights to use, sell or license the trademark and to stop others from using the mark without his permission. In the event of an infringement of a registered trademark taking place, the owner can take action against the infringer more easily and effectively compared to if the mark is not registered.
Documents Required for Brunei Trademark Registration
– Logo, Brand Name, Slogan, Label in software copy (Jpeg, pdf, png, gif format)
– Trademark Classification or specification of goods and services (The Nice Classification)
– Applicant’s name and address
– Power of Attorney
Brunei Trademark Search
Before filing your trademark in Brunei, it is important that you evaluate possible obstacles that may arise during the registration process. A Trademark Study will not only list similar trademarks that may conflict with yours, but also give you an attorney's opinion about registration possibilities. It is optional but highly recommended.
Brunei Trademark Registration Procedure
Tannet will process your application, check all details, and then file with the Brunei Intellectual Property Office. You will receive confirmation of filing and a copy of the filing request. We will contact/email you immediately if any additional information is needed, or if there is opposition in Brunei against your application.
After a formal examination at the Brunei Darussalam Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO), your trademark will be published to allow third parties to oppose it if they believe that your mark infringes on theirs. The opposition period in Brunei is 3-4 months after publication. You will receive status updates as soon as your mark is published and will be notified of any actions taken by the Brunei Darussalam Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO).
If no oppositions arise and your trademark is formally approved, you can expect registration within 12 to 24 months.
Brunei Trademark Registration Term of Protection
A Brunei trademark registration is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
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