WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
An industrial design is the feature of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to a product which gives the product a unique appearance. It does not include a method or principle of construction.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS CAN BENEFIT FROM AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry and handicraft; technical and medical instruments; watches, jewellery and other accessory items; house wares and electrical appliances; vehicles and architectural structures as well as textiles designs and leisure goods.
WHY PROTECT AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
The industrial design law gives the owner the exclusive right to produce, sell, import, export, or hire out any product to which the design has been applied. The owner also owns the exclusive right to prevent the unauthorized exploitation of the protected design in industrial products.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR
REGISTERING AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
In order to register Industrial Design, the design must meet the following criteria:
- The design must be new and has not been registered, published or sold in Brunei Darussalam.
- Publication or use of design must not be contrary to public order or morality.
HOW LONG DOES A REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROTECTION LAST?