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Examination Guidelines for Design

Overview of Revision of Examination Guidelines for Design (applied to applications with filing date on or after May 1, 2019)

*Following Examination Guidelines applies to design applications with filing date on and before April 30, 2019.

Contents

Part I Application/Drawings

Part II Requirements for Design Registration

Part III Exception to Lack of Novelty

Part IV Unregistrable Designs (PDF:248KB)

Part V One Application per Design (PDF:507KB)

Part VI Prior Application (PDF:278KB)

Part VII Individual Applications for Design Registration

Part VIII Individual Applications for Design Registration

Part IX Special Application for Design Registration

Part X Procedure for Priority Claim under the Paris Convention, etc. (PDF:325KB)

Part XI International Application for Design Registration (PDF:416KB)

Part XII Procedure of Examination

Part XIII Others

Appendix

[Last updated 14 June 2019]

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Design Examination Standards Office

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