Industrial Design

The law industrial design (ID) is in force as from 15.12.1999. This law governs the provisions and the procedure for registration for ID, the rights resulting therefor and the protection of those rights. For the purpose of this Law ID is means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the specific features of the shape, lines, contours, ornamentation, colors or combination of such.
A design shall be registered if it is new and has an individual character.
The term of the registered design shall be 10 years as from the date of filing the application. The registration may be renewed for three successive periods each of 5 years.
The right of a design shall be accomplished by its registration at the Patent Office as from the date of filing an application for registration. The right to the design shall be exclusive.