The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office does not republish the international registration.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out an examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.

Opposition Period

Ninety days from the date the international registration is published in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Sixty days from the date of receipt of the notification (extendable for six 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

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 before the Office directly. Local representation is required. A list of representatives is available from the Office, or at:

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: January 24, 2017