Filing requirements

Filing an application

Requirements

An application for registration of an industrial design should contain

  1. A completed application form (form IP 27)
  2. Two identical specimens of the design
  3. drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the article embodying the industrial design and an indication of the kind of products for which the industrial design is to be used
  4. the prescribed application fee.
  5. Where the applicant is not the creator, the request must be accompanied by a statement justifying the applicant's right to the registration of the industrial design
  6. a power of attorney, where the applicant is represented by an agent;

The purpose of the representations is to present an accurate and complete picture of the design to be registered and to identify those features of the design which are novel and for which protection is sought. The representations, therefore, comprise two elements;

  • A series of VIEWS OF THE ARTICLE and
  • A STATEMENT OF NOVELTY

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