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What is an Industrial Design?

An industrial design means any composition of lines or colours or any three dimensional form, whether or not associated with lines or colours, which gives a special appearance to a product of industry or handicraft. Lifespan of an Industrial Design is for 15 years.

Examples of Industrial designs

Filing of an Industrial Design

  • You fill Form 7 (Fill 2 Forms) Click here to see Form 7 guide
  • Request letter – This is application letter
  • Submit to the registrar application letter, attaching Form 7 and two (2) copies of items shown in the checklist.
  • Refer to the schedule of fees

Registration and Publication

  • When an Industrial Design is accepted, you are invited to pay for Registration and publication fees
  • Write a letter of acceptance of payment fees.
  • After payment of the registration and publication fees, you will be issued with certificate.

Changes and Amendments of an Industrial Design

  • Change of name of applicant

          Applicant can change the personal details from the initial application

          Notify the Registrar in writing and pay a prescribed fee

  • Change of address of applicant

Applicant can change the address details from the initial application

Notify the Registrar in writing and pay a prescribed fee

  • Change of address for service

Applicant can change their agents from the initial application

Notify the Registrar in writing and pay a prescribed fee 

  • Change of ownership of an Industrial Design

Applicant can transfer their rights to a third party through the following ways:

Assignment

The applicant transfers ALL the rights to the third party

Notify the Registrar in writing, complete form 22, attach Deed of Assignment (Agreement) and pay a prescribed fee.

Renewal of registration of an Industrial design

Application may be renewed five (5) years after filing date, but the applicant may upon request renew for two further consecutive periods of five years each. The Renewal of an Industrial Design shall be made during the six months period before the expiry of the registration.

  • Notify the Registrar in writing and pay the prescribed fee 

 Failure to renew an Industrial Design within a grace period of six (6) months from the date of expiry, a surcharge fee will be charged

 Industrial Design shall be deemed to be withdrawn if the owner fails to pay renewal fees. There is no RESTORATION

 Filing of cancellation (Withdrawn) of an Industrial design

Notify the Registrar in writing that you wish to cancel your application.