29 Jan 2021

What are the steps involved in registering an industrial design?

Before applying for an Industrial design certificate, it is recommended to verify whether or not the design is truly new and original. Once done, an Application for the Registration of an Industrial Design (consisting of three elements: a duly completed Application form at least one drawing or photograph of the design, and the required fees) is filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO); Initial processing and classification of the design by CIPO; Preliminary examination of the Industrial design application by an examiner; Official examination of the description, drawings or photographs to ensure they comply with the rules and regulations; Possibly responding to objections raised by the Canadian examiner in charge of your application; and finally registration and receipt of the official Certificate of Registration.

If I register my design in Canada, am I protected ...

Industrial design registration is the purview of each country. A separate application must thus be filed in each country in which ...

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What is a copyright?

Copyright is a legal right granting the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use, reproduction and distribution (t...

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