Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes international registrations after examination, in Polish, in the Wiadomości Urzędu Patentowego (WUP) at:
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty and individual character.
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of receipt of the notification (non-extendable).
|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 appear before the Office directly. Representation is required by a patent attorney who is registered with the Office. A list of patent attorneys may be obtained directly from the Office or at:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: January 29, 2018