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: 10 years.
  • Annuities: the protection shall be extended for a further period of five years when the owner of the industrial design applies for a renewal within the last year of the protection period. The owner may, however, apply for a renewal of the registration within three months after the expiry of the protection period, failing to do so, the Department shall automatically revoke the registration.
  • Allowed time to submit the assignment deed from the date of signing the agreement: no time restrictions.

The application may comprise a number of designs not exceeding 50, provided that all designs form one coherent unit.