The procedures for the registration and protection of designs in Iraq are similar to those of patents, except for the requirement of two miniature models of the design made of plastic or metal. A design registration is valid for 7 years. Annuities are to be paid to maintain the design registration. Renewal of a design registration is not provided for in the law.
Order No. 81 issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority on April 26, 2004 amended the Design Law No. 65 of 1970 to Patents, Industrial Design, Undisclosed Information, Integrated Circuits and Plant Variety Law.