INFORMATION BRIEF

General Information on Industrial Designs

COUNTRY DURATION EXAMINATION APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES RENEWAL
Afghanistan No statutory laws on designs
Algeria 1 year from filing date As to form only Possible For one term of 9 years
Bahrain 10 years from filing date As to form, novelty and industrial applicability Possible For one term of 5 years
Cyprus 5 years from filing date As to form only Possible up to 50 figures For four terms of 5 years each
Djibouti 5 years from filing date As to novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability Possible For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Egypt 10 years from filing date As to form and novelty Possible up to 50 figures For one term of 5 years with a 3 - month grace period
Ethiopia 5 years from filing date As to form and novelty Not possible For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Gaza 5 years from filing date As to form only Not possible For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
India 10 years from filing date As to form and novelty Not possible For one term of 5 years
Iran 5 years from filing date As to form and novelty Not possible For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Iraq 10 years from filing date As to form, novelty and industrial applicability Possible Not possible
Jordan 15 years from filing date, and if priority is claimed, 15 years from priority date As to form and novelty Possible Not possible
Kuwait 10 years from filing date As to form, local novelty, and industrial applicability Possible up to 50 figures For one term of 5 years
Lebanon 25 years from filing date As to form only Possible up to 99 figures For one additional term of 25 years
Libya 5 years from filing date As to form only Possible up to 50 figures For two consecutive terms of 5 years
Morocco 5 years from filing date As to form only Possible up to 100 designs/models of the same nature For four consecutive terms of 5 years
Oman 5 years from filing date As to novelty Possible For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Pakistan 10 years from filing date As to form and novelty Not Possible For two consecutive terms of 10 years
Qatar The Trademarks, Commercial Indications, Trade Names, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Designs & Models Law no 9 of 2002 came into force on September 2002, however, the authorities have not yet established the necessary office for receiving design applications nor have the implementing regulations been drafted yet
Saudi Arabia 10 years from filing date As to form and novelty Not possible Not possible
Sudan 5 years from filing date As to form only Possible up to 50 figures For two consecutive terms of 5 years
Syria 5 years from filing date As to form and novelty Possible up to 5 figures For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Tunisia 5, 10 or 15 years from filing date As to form only Possible For two consecutive periods of 5 years, where the initial duration was 5 years and for a further period of 5 years where the initial duration was 10 years
Turkey 5 years from filing date As to form only Possible For four consecutive terms of 5 years each
United Arab Emirates 10 years from filing date As to form, novelty, inventiveness and industrial applicability Not possible Not Possible
West Bank 5 years from filing date As to form only Not possible For four consecutive terms of 5 years each
Yemen 10 years from filing date As to form and content Possible up to 3 figures Not Possible