Regulation amending the Regulation on registration of a design, No. 178/1994
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31 May 1996 No. 285
amending the Regulation on registration
of a design, No. 178/1994
Article 9 shall read as follows:
Priority in accordance with Article 7 of the Act may be based on an application for protection which has been filed in a State which is a party to the Agreement on the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Priority may also be based on an application for protection which has been filed in a State which is not a party to the Agreement on the World Trade Organisation if Icelandic applications for design enjoy similar rights in that State and its legislation complies in general with the Paris Convention.
Article 10 shall read as follows:
To enjoy priority in accordance with Article 7 of the Act the applicant must advance this claim in his application and specify where an application, for which priority is claimed, was filed, its date of filing and application number.
Registration authorities may require that priority be confirmed within a certain period of time, by means of a certificate from the registration authorities who received the application upon which the applicant is basing his priority. The certificate shall specify the date of filing and the name of the applicant. The registration authorities may in addition require a copy of the application together with illustrations of the design.
Should the above–mentioned documentation not be received by the time prescribed the right to claim priority shall lapse.
If a claim of priority is withdrawn this shall be notified in writing.
This Regulation is set by authorization of Articles 40 and 7 of the Design Protection Act, No. 48/1993, cf. Act No. 36/1996, and shall enter into force 1 June 1996.
Ministry of Industry, 31 May 1996.
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