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.
  • Time to pay publication fees after grant (acceptance): no time restrictions.
  • Time to pay registration fees after publication: no time restrictions.
  • Annuities: an industrial design is protected for 5 years from the filing date, the protection can be renewed for a further two consecutive periods of 5 years each. The annuity fees must be paid within 12 months before the annuity due date.
  • Allowed time to submit the assignment deed from the date of signing the agreement: no time restrictions.