Iceland (IS)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office republishes the international registration, in Icelandic, in the national ELS-tíðindi Gazette at:

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty (for example, an examination as to local novelty only, when the criterion for the validity of the design right is universal novelty), or examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.

Opposition Period


Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Two months from the date of notification (extendable for two months).

Effect as Grant of Protection

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

Creator requirements

Not applicable.

Priority documents

Not applicable.

Representation before the Office

A holder of design rights, who is not domiciled in Iceland, must have an agent established in the European Economic Area (EEA), in a member state of the incorporation of the European Free Trade Association or in the Faroe Islands. The Office does not have a extensive list of representatives that may act before the Office, but holders may contact the Office and request such a list.

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: May 17, 2017