The International Registration

Registration in the International Register

Where the International Bureau finds that the international application conforms to the applicable requirements, it registers the industrial design in the International Register and sends a certificate to the holder.  This is so, whether or not deferment of publication of the international registration has been requested.

Rule 15(1)

The international registration contains:

  • all the data contained in the international application, except any priority claim where the date of the earlier filing is more than six months before the filing date of the international application;
  • any reproduction of the industrial design;
  • the date of the international registration;
  • the number of the international registration;
  • the relevant class of the International Classification, as determined by the International Bureau.

Rule 15(2)

Crediting of fees

Any standard designation fee or individual designation fee collected by the International Bureau is credited to the account maintained with the International Bureau by the Contracting Party concerned.  This is done within the month following the month during which was recorded the international registration or, as regards the payment of the second part of an individual fee, upon its receipt by the International Bureau.

Rule 29

Date of the international registration

As a matter of principle, the date of the international registration is the filing date of the international application (refer to “Filing date of the international application”).  However, where the international application has, on the date on which it is received by the International Bureau, an irregularity which relates to one of the additional elements which may be notified by a Contracting Party to the 1999 Act (namely the identity of the creator, a brief description and/or a claim;  refer to “Irregularities concerning special requirement notified by a Contracting Party or regarding the identity of the creator, description and claim”), the date of the international registration is the date on which the correction of such irregularity is received by the International Bureau or the filing date of the international application, whichever is the later.