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International Designs Bulletin - Notes on Publication of Information

Publication of International Registrations

1. International registrations are published in English, French and Spanish, the language of the international application appearing first, followed by the translations in italics (Information Notice No. 10/2009 pdf). With issue No. 2012/1, the International Designs Bulletin changed from a monthly to a weekly publication (Information Notice No. 15/2011 pdf).

2. The publication of international registrations is effected under the heading "Registrations (1960 and 1999 Acts)" (in issues Nos. 2010/1 – 2011/12 of the Bulletin, international registrations will be found under the heading "International Registrations" and in pre-2010 issues under one of the following two headings: "International Registrations Resulting from International Applications Governed Exclusively or Partly by the 1999 Act and/or the 1960 Act" and "International Registrations Resulting from International Applications Governed Exclusively by the 1934 Act" (Information Notice No. 9/2009 pdf), on the freezing of the 1934 Act as from January 1, 2010).

3. In the case of international registrations resulting from international applications governed exclusively or partly by the 1999 Act and/or the 1960 Act, reproductions of the designs are also published in this Bulletin. If the international registration includes more than one design, each of them is identified by a different number. Where the same industrial design is represented from different angles, the numbering consists of two figures separated by a dot (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc., for the first industrial design; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, etc., for the second industrial design; and so on). In the case of international registrations resulting from international applications governed exclusively by the 1934 Act, there is no provision for publication of reproductions of the designs.

4. International registrations resulting from international applications governed exclusively or partly by the 1999 Act and/or the 1960 Act necessarily have effect in at least one Contracting Party designated under the 1999 Act or the 1960 Act, and may, additionally, have effect in Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act. These Contracting Parties are expressly mentioned, for each international registration, after the code number (81) (Contracting Parties concerned); under I appear the names of the Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act, under II those of the Contracting Parties designated under the 1960 Act, and under III those of the Contracting Parties designated under the 1999 Act.

5. International registrations resulting from international applications governed exclusively by the 1934 Act have effect exclusively in Contracting Parties that have been designated under the 1934 Act. These Contracting Parties are mentioned, in respect of each international registration, under code number (81) (Designated Contracting Parties), under I (Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act).

6. The classification indicated after the abbreviation "Cl." (code (51)) corresponds to the classes and subclasses of the International Classification for Industrial Designs set up by the Locarno Agreement of October 8, 1968.

Codes used for the presentation of bibliographic data

7. The bibliographic data in respect of international designs are identified by the WIPO INID codes (INID stands for "Internationally agreed Numbers for the Identification of Data"), that is, the codes of Standard ST.80 ("Recommendation concerning bibliographic data relating to industrial designs") and Standard ST.3 ("Recommended standard two-letter code for the representation of States, other entities and international organizations issuing or registering industrial property titles"). The dates are given in standardized DD.MM.YYYY format.

8. The various codes used in the Bulletin and the bibliographic data to which they relate are given below, together with certain special layout features, for each of the headings of the publication.

International Registrations

(11) Registration number

(15) Date of the international registration

(21) Application number (WIPO reference)

(22) Filing date

(73) Name and address of holder

(86) Contracting Party of which the holder is a national; where there are several holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder

(87) Contracting Party in the territory of which the holder has a domicile; where there are several holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder

(88) Contracting Party in the territory of which the holder has an industrial or commercial establishment; where there are several holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder

(85) Contracting Party to the 1999 Act in the territory of which the holder has a habitual residence; where there are several holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder

(89) "Applicant's Contracting Party"; where there are several holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73)

(74) Name and address of representative

(72) Name and address of creator of designs

(28) Number of designs included in the international registration

(51) Class and subclass of the Locarno Classification

(54) Indication of products

(55) Legends to indicate a specific view of the product

(57) Description of the characteristic features of the designs, or matter for which protection is not sought

(82) Statements contained in the international application, followed by the two-letter code identifying the Contracting Party concerned:

  • "I. Statements under Rule 8(2) that: (i) the person indicated in the international application as the creator of the industrial design believes himself to be so and (ii), where the person so identified is a person other than the applicant, the international application has been assigned by the creator to the applicant"
  • II. Declaration under Section 408(c) that: "The applicant claims to benefit from exceptional treatments provided for in the applicable laws of the designated Contracting Parties concerned for disclosure of [all] the [following] industrial designs included in the present application."

(27) Kind of international registration (open/sealed) 

(81) Designated Contracting Parties:

  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1960 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1999 Act

(30) Data relating to priority claim under the Paris Convention: date of the earlier filing and, where available, number of that filing, followed by the two-letter code identifying the authority with which it was made, all preceded by the numbers of the designs concerned where the claim does not relate to all designs 

(23) International exhibition; name and place of the exhibition, and date on which the designs were first exhibited there, all preceded by the numbers of the designs concerned where the declaration does not relate to all designs 

(66) Data relating to the principal design: Numbers of the designs to be considered as designs related to that principal design (if only one or some of the designs contained in the present international registration should be considered as such)[1], followed by the number of the national or international application or registration concerned, or applicant’s reference, as the case may be and the number of the principal design (if the application or registration concerned contains more than one design), all preceded by Contracting Party in or for which the principal design is registered or an application for its registration has been filed.

(46) Date of expiration of deferment 

Renewals

(11) Registration number

(15) Date of renewal, followed by:

  • "1R": first renewal, that is, renewal for a second five-year period 
  • "2R": second renewal, that is, renewal for a third five-year period, etc.

(73) Name and address of holder

(81) Designated Contracting Parties:

  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1960 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1999 Act

(53) Numbers of the designs concerned (if the renewal is partial in respect of the designs) 

Non Renewed  Registrations

(11) Registration number 

Changes in Ownership

(11) Registration number or numbers

(73) Name and address of previous holder

(68) Number, in bold type together with a capital letter, of the assigned part of the registration, where the change in ownership is partial 

(78) Name and address of new holder, in bold type 

(86) Contracting Party of which the new holder is a national; where there are several new holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder 

(87) Contracting Party in the territory of which the new holder has a domicile; where there are several new holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder 

(88) Contracting Party in the territory of which the new holder has an industrial or commercial establishment; where there are several new holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder 

(85) Contracting Party to the 1999 Act in the territory of which the new holder has a habitual residence; where there are several new holders, the order of the Contracting Parties listed corresponds to the order of the holders given under (73), "- -" indicating the absence of such a Contracting Party with respect to a given holder 

(81) Contracting Parties concerned (if the change in ownership is partial in respect of the designated Contracting Parties)

  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1934 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1960 Act 
  • Contracting Parties designated under the 1999 Act

(53) Numbers of the designs concerned (if the change in ownership is partial in respect of the designs) 

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Mergers of International Registrations

(11) Registration numbers

(69) Number, in bold type, of the international registration resulting from the merger, together, where applicable, with a capital letter

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Changes in the Name/Address of the Holder

(11) Registration number or numbers

(73) New name and/or new address of the holder

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Renunciations

(11) Registration number or numbers

(73) Name of holder

(81) Designated Contracting Parties for which the registration was renounced where the renunciation is partial

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Limitations

(11) Registration number or numbers

(73) Name of holder

(81) Contracting Parties concerned by the limitation where the limitation is partial in respect of the designated Contracting Parties

(53) Numbers of the designs excluded from the international registration

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Refusals

(11) Registration number

(81) Designated Contracting Party which pronounced the refusal

(53) Numbers of the designs refused (in case of partial refusal)

(83) Indication regarding any possibility of review or appeal

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Withdrawals of refusals

(11) Registration number

(81) Designated Contracting Party which made the notification, followed by the date on which the refusal was withdrawn where that date was communicated to the International Bureau

(53) Numbers of the designs in respect of which the refusal was withdrawn where the withdrawal is partial

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Statements of Grant of Protection

(11) Registration number

(81) Designated Contracting Party which made the notification, followed by the date on which protection was granted where that date was communicated to the International Bureau

(53) Numbers of the designs in respect of which protection has been granted where the grant is partial

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Invalidations

(11) Registration number 

(73) Name of holder 

(81) Designated Contracting Party which pronounced the invalidation, followed by its effective date where that date was communicated to the International Bureau 

(53) Numbers of the designs in respect of which the effects of the registration have been invalidated, where the invalidation is partial 

(58) Date of recording in the International Register 

Corrections

(11) Registration number 

(73) Name of holder 

(   ) Code number of the corrected data followed by the correction, in bold type. Where a reproduction is to be corrected, the correction is introduced by the text "Reproduction(s) No(s)..." in bold type 

(58) Date of recording in the International Register

  1. INID code (60) series is for “References to other legally related application(s) and registration(s)”. The explanation given to (66) is the following: Serial number(s) of the application, or the registration, of the design(s) which is (are) a variant(s) of the present one

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