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FAQ Designs

A registration application can include various designs, up to a maximum of 50, provided they relate to products belonging to the same class in the International Classification of Industrial Models and diagrams (Locarno Classification)

If there are more than 50 designs, or some of the designs belong to different classes in the Locarno Classification, new applications must be filed.

In the case of two dimensional ornamentations, it is possible to include up to 50 designs which can be from different classes in the International Classification. This multiple application must include a graphic representation of each of the designs.

Yes, you can present designs that include phrases or words, provided these words do not correspond to a registered trademark, e.g. Mustang, Osborne

If no content faults are detected in the application, the design is registered within three working days. If the application is suspended, in approximately three months.

The design registration is awarded for five years from the application submission date, and can be renewed for one or more successive five year periods up to a maximum of 25 years.