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Copyright protection cost per country - South-East Asia

You fill find in the table below the information regarding the costs of registering copyrighted works in each South-East Asia country.

Country

Estimation of official registration fees*

Duration of registration procedure**

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Brunei Darussalam

No registration system for copyright available for this country. Copyright automatically arises on the head of the creator on the date of creation as long as it qualifies for protection (Berne Convention)

Cambodia

Between 4 € and 12 € depending on the type of work:

• Books, articles, drawings, photos, maps = 4 €

• Architectural works = 12 €

• Handicrafts = 4 € • Phonograph and sound recordings = 6 €

• Computer software = 12 €

• Digital works (websites) = 12 €

14 days
Indonesia
Between 24 € and 36 € (depending on the type of work to be protected and the size of the entity applying for protection)
About 14 working days
Laos3€2 to 3 months
MalaysiaAs from 35 € (Additional costs may arise depending on the nature of the work to be protected)3 to 6 months
MyanmarOfficial fees have not yet been published and the IP Office is not yet operational
PhilippinesSmall entities (Not more than 1,694,169 € worth of assets) = 12 € Big entities (More than 1,694,169 € worth of assets) = 15 €2 to 3 months
SingaporeNo registration system for copyright available for this country. Copyright automatically arises on the head of the creator on the date of creation as long as it qualifies for protection (Berne Convention)
Thailand
No official fee to be paid but the registration system for copyright exists
3 to 4 weeks
VietnamBetween 5 € and 25 € (depending on the type work to be protected)15 working days

*The fees included in these results are an estimation of the minimum official fees charged by the national IP office, from the filing stage to the final registration stage. Additional official costs and taxes may apply on a case-by-case basis. These costs do not include professional agent fees nor any additional fees (disbursements) which could be charged either by the IP Office or by the IP agent. Furthermore, please note that all costs expressed are in € and the currency exchange rates from local currency were calculated at a specific date / time (currency exchange rates are subject to variations notably during economic crisis). No responsibility, nor any liability action should be brought against the Helpdesk on the basis of the information provided in this tool.

**This timeline is estimated for a smooth registration process (a smooth process would mean no Office Action issued by the IP office, nor any opposition or claim filed by a third party). In addition, the length of the registration process may take longer depending on the complexity of the application and due to extraordinary events (sanitary crisis for example).