Duration of certificate of registration of an industrial design
The duration of protection conferred by a certificate of registration for an industrial design is 5 years from the date of filing of the application for registration. However the registration may be renewed for two further consecutive periods of five years upon payment of a renewal fee. The fees for the renewal of registration of an industrial design must be paid within twelve months preceding expiration of the period of registration but a grace period of six months is allowed for the late payment of the renewal fees on payment of the surcharge. The application for a renewal of a registered industrial design should be in Form IP 32.
Where the protection granted to an industrial design has not been renewed due to circumstances beyond the control of the owner of the design, the latter or any other persons entitled may apply for its restoration on the payment of the prescribed renewal fees, as well as of the surcharge, within a period of one year from the date upon which the renewal fees was due. An application for restoration of registration of an industrial design, together with documents proving payment of the fees and surcharge , may be sent to the Managing Director and should contain a statement of the grounds on which the owner or the persons entitled consider the restoration justified. The application for restoration of the protection granted to an industrial design should be in Form IP 33.