Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes international registrations in Romanian, before examination, in the national Official Industrial Property Bulletin (BOPI) and within 5 days from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin, at:
The Office carries out an examination as to universal novelty and an examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.
Two months from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of the notification (non-extendable).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.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 may appear directly before the Office on some matters only. A list of industrial property attorneys allowed to practice before the Office is maintained by the Office which may be acquired directly, or at:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: August 9, 2017