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Guide for making Applications and Drawings for Design Registration

This Guide has been designed to explain a basic outline and typical examples regarding how to prepare applications and drawings for design registration.


Part I Basics of How to Represent the Design in the Application(PDF:151KB)

  1. Basics of the Statement in the Application(PDF:269KB)
  2. Basics of the Depiction in Drawings(PDF:1,289KB)
    • A. Drawings necessary for specifying the form
    • B. Drawings for Helping in Understanding the Design and Drawings That Represent the Transparent Part
    • C. Photographs substituted for drawings
    • D. Specimens and models

Part II How to Represent Partial Design(PDF:1,007KB)

  1. Statement in the Application
  2. The Depiction in Drawings

Part III How to Represent the Form by Features(PDF:22KB)

  1. Articles having a separable part(PDF:166KB)
  2. Articles having an opening/closing member(PDF:98KB)
  3. Articles having a movable constituent part(PDF:157KB)
  4. Articles having transparent or translucent part(PDF:258KB)
  5. 3-D shaped article with a very thin thickness(PDF:179KB)
  6. Long-length articles(PDF:175KB)
  7. Textiles such as a woven cloth fabric(PDF:406KB)
  8. Designs having an extremely long part(PDF:177KB)
  9. Articles having flocked part or mesh fabric part(PDF:281KB)
  10. Articles whose form is changeable(PDF:130KB)
  11. Wooden toys or building blocks(PDF:104KB)
  12. Combined articles (e.g. playing cards)(PDF:727KB)
  13. In the Case of a Design Including a Graphic Image on a Screen(PDF:1,369KB)
    • 13.1 Graphic image on a screen that constitutes a design
    • 13.2 Graphic image on a screen that is not categorized as a graphic image that constitutes a design
    • 13.3 Graphic image on a screen for display that constitutes a design as provided in Article 2(1) of the Design Act
    • 13.4 Graphic image on a screen for operation that constitutes a design as provided in Article 2(2) of the Design Act
    • 13.5 Where the Graphic Image on a Screen Changes
    • 13.6 In the case of a liquid crystal display panel (where figurative segments are arranged in fixed positions)
  14. Design for a Set of Articles(PDF:170KB)

[Last updated 19 April 2018]

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