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Custom Recordal of IPRs in Brunei

Brunei

Custom Recordal of IPRs
No
No
No
N/A; but the Royal Customs and Excise is responsible if the notice of such action is given.
Yes
The Customs department, in case of IPR enforcement, acts on the request of the rights holder to detect and treat the infringing copies as “prohibited goods” within the Customs Act.
There is no such defined procedure; however, a written notice has to be given by the owner of the trademark to the Controller of Customs to prevent goods with infringing trademarks or works that infringe copyright from entering Brunei Darussalam. After the same is established by the Customs, the owner can proceed against the infringer of the goods.
The owner of the trademark or copyright must establish his ownership and provide the details of the infringing works or goods and the expected shipment of such goods in the first place to enable the Customs to identify the infringing works or goods coming into Brunei Darussalam.
No
Notifying the applicants whether their application (for custom recordal of IPRs) is registered or rejected lies at the convenience of Customs Authority.
N/A
No
There is no cost involved in giving notice to Customs, but the owner, who uses solicitors or agents, will be charged a service fee.
The term of Custom Recordal of IPRs extends for a period not exceeding 05 years.
No
The customs authority suspends the clearance of imported goods on determining that the goods are infringing in nature.
N/A
Yes
There is no provision to dictate such a procedure.
No
N/A
No
No
The same are detained and destroyed after determination.
No
No
Yes, there has to be a proper system for recordal and more power needs to be vested in the custom authority to extract maximum benefits of the Customs measures.
Yes
No
No