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General Questions About IP and South-East Asia

Brunei

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Indonesia

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Malaysia

Myanmar

The Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

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Table 1: Trade Marks – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 1: Trade Marks – South-East Asia Comparison

Trade Marks
Country Approximate time required to complete the registration Duration of Protection
Brunei 15-18 months 10 years renewable
Cambodia 6 months 10 years renewable
Indonesia 24 months 10 years renewable
Laos 6-9 months 10 years renewable
Malaysia 1-2 years 10 years renewable
Myanmar / /
Philippines 6-18 months 10 years renewable
Singapore 7-9 months 10 years renewable
Thailand 12-18 months 10 years renewable
Vietnam 12-15 months 10 years renewable

 

Table 2: Patents – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 2: Patents – South-East Asia Comparison

Patents
Country Duration of the Protection of inoovation Patents Duration of the Protection of Simple Patents/Petty Patents/ Utility Models Duration of the Protection of Industrial Designs
Brunei 20 years extendable by 20 more years with conditions / 5 years renewable max. two times
Cambodia 20 years 7 years 5 years renewable max. two times
Indonesia 20 years 10 years 10 years
Laos 20 years 10 years 15 years
Malaysia 20 years 10 years extendable twice by 5 years 5 years renewable for four times
Myanmar / / /
Philippines 20 years 7 years 5 years renewable max. two times
Singapore 20 years 10 years/15 years 15 years
Thailand 20 years 6 years extendable twice by 2 years 10 years
Vietnam 20 years 10 years 5 years renewable max. two times

 

Table 3: Copyright – South-East Asia Comparison

Table 3: Copyright – South-East Asia Comparison

Copyright
Country Duration of the Protection of Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works from the end of the year in which the author died Voluntarily registration available
Brunei 50 years No
Cambodia 50 years Yes
Indonesia 50 years Yes
Laos 50 years Yes
Malaysia 50 years Yes
Myanmar 50 years No
Philippines 50 years Yes
Singapore 70 years No
Thailand 50 years Yes
Vietnam 50 years Yes