Sudan issued the Implementing Regulations for Industrial Designs Law of 1974 in July 1999. Based on these Regulations, the Industrial Designs Office accepts applications for industrial designs. The Office examines the application in terms of novelty and makes sure that the filing requirements are fulfilled.
Protection of industrial designs shall be valid for 5 years from the date of the application, and may be renewed for two successive 5-year periods. Renewal fees should be paid within 12 months, with a grace period of 6 months allowed to pay the fees after the lapse of the legal period provided that a late renewal fee should be paid.