After the approval of the filing date of the design, the General Directorate of Patent and Trademarks (GDPT) within a three month period examines whether the application comforts with the requirements of the law.
In conformity with the results of the examination, the GDPT takes a decision whether to register or refuse the design and notifies the applicant. When the decision is positive, the applicant is asked to pay the tariff for registration after the three-month period from the date of publication. If the applicant does not pay the tariff of registration within the specified period, the GDPT refuses the application for registration of design. The registered design is published in the GDPT gazette.