The Industrial designs and models shall not be considered new or distinct if they do not differ significantly and fundamentally from the industrial designs and models known before or are allocated to another type of products other than those covered by the industrial design or model previously filed.
It is possible to apply for multi-design application (up to five homogeneous models) provided that they form a unit in subject, with separate fees for each of them. The multi-design applications will be processed simultaneously.
According to the IP law No. 8/2007 in Syria, the design applications accepted by the Property Protection Dept will be published for opposition by the public.
The industrial design or model shall be considered new if it has not been disclosed to the public anywhere in the world in any way, including substantial use or publication whether prior to the date of filing an application for registration or before the date of the priority application, as appropriate. However, the industrial design or model shall not lose the novelty element if the disclosure or description has taken place after filing an application for registration in any country member to any relevant Convention valid in Syria and provides reciprocal treatment to Syria, or whether the disclosure has taken place in a national or international exhibitions or the industrial design or model was published in a conference or a scientific periodical during a period not exceeding six months prior to the date of filing an application for registration in Syria.
Amendment before registration is possible if the PPD requests the applicant to this effect or his application was opposed for by the public.
A separate registration certificate will be issued for each design.