D1: Are designs registrable in your country?
D2: Should the design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs, the size thereof and the number of views?
Yes, a specimen of the material of which the industrial design is made should be filed. The size must be 21*29.7 (A4 Paper).
D3: What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
The requirement is that it must be quite new in shape and not filed before.
D4: Can convention priority be claimed in your country? (Paris Convention).
D5: Does your country use the international classification?
D6: Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
Industrial Designs are not treated as trademarks.
D7: Is the assignment of the creator compulsory for a design application?
D8: Is there any deadline to apply for the publication of a secret filing of a model/design?
There no mention for secret filing in the law. The publication should be made within one month from the date of registration of the Industrial Design.
D9: Are there any special advantages in filing a model or a design in a secret form?
No secret filing mentioned.
D10: Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application? If yes, are there any advantages in doing so?
D11: What is the term of protection of a model or design in your country? Can this term be extended?
Five years and can be renewed for 2 successive five years period.
D12: Is use required to maintain a registration of a model or design in your country?
D13: Are designs/models protected by copyright law as well?
D14: Are there provisions in your law to oppose a model/design registration?
D15: Is it possible to apply for cancellation of a model/design filed in a secret form?
Yes, bearing in mind that secret filing is not mentioned in the provisions of the Act.
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