BruIPO to enforce Hague system by Dec 24
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) of the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently hosted a Post-accession Workshop on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs at the iCentre in Anggerek Desa.
The main objective of the event was to dispense vital and relevant information to the relevant stakeholders on the event of Brunei Darussalam’s accession to the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
The half-day workshop attracted 30 participants from various legal agencies, Institutions of Higher Learning, relevant government departments, SMEs as well as CIPTA award recipients.
In line with the BEDB’s aim of diversifying Brunei’s economy by attracting local and foreign investment, the workshop served to strengthen the country’s intellectual property infrastructure and commitment.
The Hague System, which provides a mechanism for registering an industrial design in countries and/or intergovernmental organisations, offers the owner of an industrial design a means of obtaining protection in several countries by simply filing one application with the International Bureau of WIPO, in one language, with one set of fees in one currency (Swiss Francs).
The Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) of the BEDB will be responsible for administering The Hague System which will be in force on 24 December 2013 after the ratification of Brunei Darussalam’s accession.
The Brunei Times