The Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) was set up on 1 June 2013 in line with the joint effort between the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) in the restructuring of the Intellectual Property (IP) administration in Brunei Darussalam. The restructuring began with the establishment of the Patent Registry Office (PRO) on 1 January 2012 under the BEDB which was followed by the transfer of the Registry of Industrial Designs on 1 October 2012 and the Registry of Trademarks on 1 June 2013.
With effect from 1 July 2013, all applications for the registration of patents, industrial designs and trademarks can be lodged at the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) as follows:
Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO)
The Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB)
4th Floor, Block 2D
Jalan Kumbang Pasang
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1311
Negara Brunei Darussalam
• To provide a clear, accessible and widely understood patent system that protects ideas and inventions whilst encouraging innovation, Research and Development (R & D) and commercialisation.
• To raise awareness on the benefits and protection of trademarks and industrial designs and to use them to enhance business growth and competitiveness.
• To promote and develop an ‘IP Culture’ where creativity and innovation can flourish.
• To establish partnership with the relevant stakeholders in support of the national innovation ecosystem.