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About The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

General Questions About IP and South-East Asia

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

The Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

Cross-Cutting Issues

Table 1: Trade Marks – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 1: Trade Marks – South-East Asia Comparison

Trade Marks
CountryApproximate time required to complete the registrationDuration of Protection
Brunei15-18 months10 years renewable
Cambodia6 months10 years renewable
Indonesia24 months10 years renewable
Laos6-9 months10 years renewable
Malaysia1-2 years10 years renewable
Myanmar//
Philippines6-18 months10 years renewable
Singapore7-9 months10 years renewable
Thailand12-18 months10 years renewable
Vietnam12-15 months10 years renewable

 

Table 2: Patents – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 2: Patents – South-East Asia Comparison

Patents
CountryDuration of the Protection of inoovation PatentsDuration of the Protection of Simple Patents/Petty Patents/ Utility ModelsDuration of the Protection of Industrial Designs
Brunei20 years extendable by 20 more years with conditions/5 years renewable max. two times
Cambodia20 years7 years5 years renewable max. two times
Indonesia20 years10 years10 years
Laos20 years10 years15 years
Malaysia20 years10 years extendable twice by 5 years5 years renewable for four times
Myanmar///
Philippines20 years7 years5 years renewable max. two times
Singapore20 years10 years/15 years15 years
Thailand20 years6 years extendable twice by 2 years10 years
Vietnam20 years10 years5 years renewable max. two times

 

Table 3: Copyright – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 3: Copyright – South-East Asia Comparison

Copyright
CountryDuration of the Protection of Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works from the end of the year in which the author diedVoluntarily registration available
Brunei50 yearsNo
Cambodia50 yearsYes
Indonesia50 yearsYes
Laos50 yearsYes
Malaysia50 yearsYes
Myanmar50 yearsNo
Philippines50 yearsYes
Singapore70 yearsNo
Thailand50 yearsYes
Vietnam50 yearsYes