Patent

Brunei

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Inventions which satisfy the conditions of novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application, are subjected to patentability.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
No
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
No
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
Reregistration of Malaysian, Singapore or UK Patent
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
No
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
36 - 48 Months
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
The term of patent may be extended if there was (a) an unreasonable delay by Registrar in granting patent; or (b) if patent granted on basis of corresponding application that there was unreasonable delay in issue of corresponding patent and the granting p

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
25 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Swiss-type
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
English
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
14 Days
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
No
Deed of Assignment
Notarized
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Certified
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
Yes
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
18 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
4 - 5 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Optional
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
21 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
5 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
After expiration of 18 Months from declared Priority Date or Filing Date
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A