ASEAN: Brunei has become new PCT contracting state

Brunei Darussalam (country code BN) has acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), making it possible to designate the country in international applications filed on or after 24 July 2012. Nationals and residents of Brunei will also be entitled to file international applications under the PCT from that date onwards.

Furthermore, the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure will also enter into force in Brunei on 24 July 2012.

More information can be found on the website of the "Patent Registry Office" of Brunei Darussalam and in WIPO's PCT Newsletter May 2012.

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