Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes the registration in the Mallioikeuslehti (The Design Gazette) at
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty, or examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.
Two months from the date of republication of the registration in the Mallioikeuslehti/Mönsterrättstidningen (The Design Gazette).
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of republication (non-extendable).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the date the refusal was withdrawn.
The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.
|Representation before the Office||
Holders of international registrations may file documents or appear before the Office directly, if domiciled in Finland. If that is not the case, the holder must appoint a representative residing in the EU/EEA. The Office does not maintain a list of intellectual property agents or representatives.
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: November 30, 2017