Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish the international registration.
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty and individual character, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order and morality and the protection of State emblems and also checks if an industrial design subsists in features of appearance of a product which are solely dictated by its technical function.
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Three months from date of the notification issued by the Office (extendable once, for an additional three months).
|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. Only representatives whose names have been entered in the Register of Representatives maintained by the Office shall be authorised to act before the Office. A list of all agents is available on the website:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: June 2, 2017