Montenegro (ME)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office does not republish the international registration.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', if a design is contrary to public interest, if a design constitutes improper use of any element specified in Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, or of badges, emblems and escutcheons other than those covered by the said Article of the Paris Convention, which are of particular interest to the Republic of Montenegro.

Opposition Period


Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Four months from the date of receipt of the notification.

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 not file documents or appear directly before the Office. The Office does not maintain a list of registered representatives. Information on representatives may be obtained directly from the Bar Association of Montenegro at:

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: September 22, 2017