All official fees for filing new design applications, renewals and other recordals have increased following the publication of Implementing Regulations for Industrial Drawings and Designs Law No. 6 of 2006 in the Official Gazette No. 2936 dated 25 February 2010 with immediate effect.
According to the implementing Regulations the following amendments were entered:
- Total protection is 15 years from the filing date instead of 10 years.
- Examination of application is now to substance & formalities instead of formalities. Examination to substance includes novelty and industrial applicability.
- Annuity fees are now payable .The TMO will decide on how to calculate prescribed annuities. Earlier no annuities are due.
- Filing multi reproductions of a design up to 50 is allowed.
For further details please send your inquiries to [email protected].