Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish the international registration.
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.
|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.
The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.
|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||
Last updated on: April 20, 2016