WIPO-administered Treaties: 

Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Intellectual Property Law 1993. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

2 years. 

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available: 


Formal filing requirements: 

Applicant identification. (designer full details)

Graphic representation of the design. (7-8 views)  

Power of attorney: Notarized and apostilled. 10 days from Office Action.  

Assignment document: if applicable: Notarized and apostilled. 10 days from Office action.

Classification of the design.

Brief description of the design.  

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 

YES, up to 12 months. 

Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing. Publication. Oppositions. Decision. 


YES, although it is not formal. Observations must be filed within 60 days from publication. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

6-9 months. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years from filing date. No maintanenance fees applicable. No extensions available.