i) Application form stating applicant’s name/address, the date of submission, the name of the article on which the design is embodied, the claim, and the priority data.
i) Drawings of the design; Priority document; POA.
Yes. If a design was disclosed prior to filing date of a design application, a grace period system can be applied, and it refers to a claim for exception to loss of novelty.
Within 12 months from the initial disclosure.
After registration, the application is published.
Yes, up to three years after registration date.
Yes. They may be protected as design right, if they have three drawing sets; i) designated characters (52 alphabets), i) exemplary characters (36 alphabets) and i) representative characters (6 alphabets).
Yes. Up to 100 design embodiments may be included in a single application, provided they fall under the same Locarno class.
Yes. The part to be protected must be depicted with solid lines, and other non-protected parts in dashed lines.
11 months on average.
Yes. But, the photograph should clearly illustrate the design and have a plain background and no shadows.
Yes, until before a notification of provisional refusal is issued.
Yes. But, novelty is not examined for a design of an article subject to partial examination, which fall under Locarno classes 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11 and 19. Nevertheless, if an Information Brief regarding lack of novelty of a design application is filed by a third party, novelty shall be examined referring to the Information Brief.