Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property

Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Last published date: 2021-09-26

Brunei is in the midst of strengthening its intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement by developing an IPR regulatory environment and improving public awareness, but more can be done towards active enforcement of existing IPR regulations, including improvement of intellectual property training standards for the Royal Brunei Police Force and Bruneian customs officials.  The Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO), established in 2013, is responsible for the registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and plant variety protection (PVP).

In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For more information, please refer to Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

Contact Information

Kitisri Sukhapinda, IP Attaché

U.S. Embassy Bangkok
Foreign Commercial Service
GPF Witthayu Tower A, Room 302
93/1 Wireless Road, Patumwn
Bangkok, 10330 ThailandPhone: (662)-205-5913

Email: kitisri.sukhapinda@trade.gov