Industrial Designs

Industrial Designs

..:: General Information ::..

1 :: Industrial Designs

In conformity with the Law No. 8/2007 (Law of Distinctive Marks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Drawings and Designs) in Syria, what is considered an Industrial Design is the following:
Any external shape of drawing, both associated with lines or colors or not provided it should be a new and distinct from the designs known before, and gives a special shape that can be used for an industrial, professional or handmade product.
For example: Textile prints; Colored paper used in covering walls or packaging materials and goods; New designs of: dresses, coats, hats, head-gears and accessories such as: suspenders hangers, shoes bottles, containers covers, wine and alcoholic bottles and containers, drinks and food containers, perfumes types and cardboard boxes used for pharmaceuticals; Any external shape of goods or other products.

Facts Points:

    • What is considered as registrable and protect-able industrial designs, the designs that have 1st novelty and 2nd distinction elements, which include external characteristics that make the design of a special nature and distinguished from previously known designs.
    • The Protection Period for Industrial Design in Syria is: 5 Years as from the Filing Date.
    • Protection Period is renewable for 2 successive periods of five years each.
    • It is possible to apply for multiple designs in 1 Application (up to 5 designs, with separate fees per each design) provided that they are of a homogeneous unity.
    • Indsutiral Designs Applications will be published in the Official Gazette for 90 Days.

2 :: Industrial Drawings

In conformity with the Law No. 8/2007 (Law of Distinctive Marks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Drawings and Designs) in Syria, what is considered an Industrial Drawing is the following:
Any combination or harmonization for colors or lines appearing on products in a new and distinct manner, that is different from the drawings known before which may give the product a style or a special form that distinguishes it from other similar products either that been made by hand (hand-made) or made through using a computer or machine, including the designs of textiles and other materials.

Facts Points:

    • What is considered as registrable and protect-able industrial drawing, the drawings that have 1st novelty and 2nd distinction elements, which include external characteristics that make the drawing of a special nature and distinguished from previously known drawings.
    • The Protection Period for Industrial Drawing in Syria is: 5 Years as from the Filing Date.
    • Protection Period is renewable for 2 successive periods of five years each.
    • It is possible to apply for multiple drawings in 1 Application (up to 5 drawings, with separate fees per each drawing) provided that they are of a homogeneous unity.
    • Indsutiral Drawings Applications will be published in the Official Gazette for 90 Days.

..:: Procedures and Requirements ::..

1 :: Regsitration Process

The Time Frame for Industrial Drawing/Design Registration takes [6 – 10 Months Smooth Registration]

Stage 1 :: Filing & Examination

Time Frame: 3 – 4 Months

The application will go through the formalities and substantive examination.

Stage 2 :: Publication Stage

Time Frame: 90 Days

After acceptance of the application, it will proceed to publication once the publication fees been paid.

Stage 3 :: Registration Stage

If the publication period ended up without any opposition filed against the Drawing or Design, then it will be registered for 5 Years and the certificate will be issued after 15 Days of paying the Final Registration Fees.

Registration Period: 5 Years from the Filing Date

2 :: Required Documents

  1. Power Of Attorney. Legalized from the Syrian Embassy.
    Late Filing is possible within 6 Months from the Date of Filing. Subject to Delay Fines.
    The procedure of getting the Security Approval and Super-Legalizing the Power of Attorney in Syria takes (1 – 2 Months); therefore, you should send it ASAP.
  2. Applicant’s Name and Address as mentioned in the POA.
  3. Technical description of each Drawing or Design with the supporting figures in Arabic. (If in English, the Arabic translation thereof should be enclosed). (5 Copies).
  4. Representation of the Drawing or Design (5 Copies).
    (The Registrar may request a physical sample of the design later).
  5. Priority Document. Certified [Singed and Sealed] from the Home TM Office.Late Filing is possible within 6 Months from the Date of Filing. Subject to Delay Fines.
  6. Simple Copy of the Home Registration Certificate for the Drawing or Design (If Available).

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