Industrial Designs - General Information

  • You can claim priority according to Paris Convention within: 6 months from the first filing date.
  • Member of: Paris Convention.
  • Period of protection of a design: 15 yeArs
  • Allowed time to submit the assignment deed from the date of signing the agreement: no time restrictions.

A change of ownership shall have no effect against third parties until it has been recorded.

The registration of an industrial design shall be for a period of five years from the filing date of the application for registration but may be renewed for two further consecutive periods of five years upon payment of the prescribed renewal fee.

Where the owner of the registered design is late paying the renewal fee, the Registrar shall, upon payment of the prescribed surcharge, give him a period of grace of six months within which he must pay the renewal fee.