World Intellectual Property Organization

Belize

Industrial Designs (Electronic Filing) Administrative Instructions, No. 8 of 2006

 

 


BELIZE:

ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

No. 8 of 2006

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ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS made by the Registrar of Intellectual Property in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 69 of the Patents Act, Chapter 253 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000.

1. These Administrative Instructions may be cited as the

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (ELECTRONIC FILING) ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS, 2006.

2.(1) In submitting an industrial design application to the Office, an applicant may use an electronic application form if the information is accessible so as to be usable for subsequent reference.

(2) An applicant may use an electronic signature to sign the electronic application form.

(3) In this paragraph, the expression “electronic signature” includes –

(a) any combination of letters, numbers, spaces or punctuation marks placed between two forward slash (“/”) symbols. Examples of acceptable signatures for electronic application forms include /ramses/, /drl/, and /577-34567/; or

(b) a signature handwritten on Form No. 13 outlined in the Schedule to these Administrative Instructions.

Electronic filing and signature.

Short title.

(4) An applicant must notify the Office of his particular method of electronic signature.

MADE by the Registrar of Intellectual Property this 19th day of May, 2006.

(ALHAJI TEJAN-COLE)

Deputy Registrar of Intellectual Property

SCHEDULE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS ACT (CAP. 254)

FORM NO. 13

FACSIMILE SIGNATURE FORM*

I (We) hereby signs the following –

(Name of person submitting this form: Applicant or Agent)

Application Form

Address for Service Form

General Appointment of Agent

Separate Appointment of Agent

(check the applicable box)

For:

(Title of Design)

Place:

(To be completed by person submitting this form: Applicant or Agent)

Date:

(To be completed by person submitting this form: Applicant or Agent)

Signature of Applicant:

Signature of Agent (if applicable):

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* Fax copy of this Form to: (501) 822-1382; or email copy of this Form to: info@belipo.bz

The posting of the paper copy version is not required.