Intellectual Property Division

Intellectual Property Division is operating under the Business Regulatory Center and responsible for providing services in accordance to newly revised Copyright Act 2018 and the Trademark Act 2019 of Kiribati, the Registration of United Kingdom Patent Ordinance (Cap 87) and the Registration of United Kingdom Designs Protection (Cap 99). Intellectual Property (IP) arises to accommodate the KV20, KPA 2 and the National Intellectual Property Strategy with an aims to pursue development of our economy through protection of original works which will further incentive the growth of our creative cultural industries. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) consists of;

  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Industrial design
  • Patent and the other IP components as reflected in the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS). 

Why IP Protection Matters?

  • to provide incentive towards various creative endeavors of the mind by offering protections;
  • to give such creators official recognition;
  • To facilitate the growth of both domestic industry or culture, and International trade, through the treaties offering multi-lateral protection.

Key Functions and Roles

  • Registration of new Trademarks and Patents
  • Registration of Renewal, Change of Name or Address for Trademarks and Patents
  • Providing advice in relation to Intellectual Property matters
  • Implementation and Review of all outdated Intellectual Property Law.
  • Conduction of Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights to the public.

For more information please email

IP Links

IP Event

Intellectual Property Day









Bunataa Tekena

Bunataa Tekena

Assistant Copyright Officer

BRC Divisions

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