Brunei

 

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TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 7th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered, but services in classes 43-45 fall into class 42
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal Renewal fees are payable 10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period available
Use provisions Non-use of a trade mark for a period of 5 years from the date of registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims
PCT national phase

In addition, the current patent law, which came into force on 1 January 2012, includes transitional provisions which specify that any existing application for the reregistration of a granted UK (including EP(UK)), Singaporean or Malaysian patent which has been filed under the previous legislation will be granted as if the previous law had not been repealed.  Furthermore, where an application for a UK, Singaporean or Malaysian patent has been made before the date of commencement of the new law and is pending on that date, the applicant may apply to reregister the eventual foreign patent within 12 months of the date of issuance of that patent.  

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Renewals are payable annually, starting from the 4th anniversary of the effective filing date for PCT applications, or the 4th anniversary of the grant date of the parent patent for reregistration patents.  However, annuities may only be paid after the grant date of the Brunei patent.
There is a 6 month grace period available
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 5 years from the filing date (or the priority date, whichever is the earlier of the two), extensible by a further two periods of 5 years each
Renewal Renewals are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date (or the priority date, whichever is the earlier of the two)