Croatia (HR)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office republishes the international registration in English and French, after examination, in the national IP Gazette, at:

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty, on issues such as the definition of a 'design'. public order and morality and on the protection of State emblems.

Opposition Period


Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Four months from the date of the notification (extendable for 60 days).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Creator requirements

The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.

Priority documents

Not applicable.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may file documents or appear before the Office on some matters only. The Office maintains a Register of Representatives which is available from the Office or at:

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: February 6, 2018