Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property
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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 background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and for more resources. You may also refer to the State Department’s Investment Climate Statements, which include information on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in foreign economies.

Contact Information

Matthew Kohner, IP Attaché 

U.S. Embassy Bangkok

Foreign Commercial Service

GPF Witthayu Tower A, Room 302

93/1 Wireless Road, Patumwn

Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

Phone: (662)-205-5913