INFORMATION BRIEF

General Information on Industrial Designs

COUNTRY EXAMINATION PUBLICATION OPPOSITION APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES PROTECTION TERM RENEWAL
Afghanistan No statutory laws on designs
Algeria As to form only Yes, upon the applicant’s request Not possible Possible 1 year from filing date For one term of 9 years
Bahrain As to form, novelty and industrial applicability Yes 30 days from publication date Possible 5 years from filing date For one term of 5 years
Cyprus As to form only Possible up to 50 figures 5 years from filing date For four terms of 5 years each
Djibouti As to novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability Possible 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Egypt As to form and novelty Yes 2 months from publication date Possible up to 50 figures 10 years from filing date For one term of 5 years with a 3 - month grace period
Ethiopia As to form and novelty Not possible 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Gaza As to form only Yes 3 months from publication date Not possible 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
India As to form and novelty Not possible 10 years from filing date For one term of 5 years
Iran As to form and novelty Not possible 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Iraq As to form, novelty and industrial applicability Possible 7 years from filing date Not possible
Jordan As to form and novelty Yes 3 months from publication date Possible 15 years from filing date, and if priority is claimed, 15 years from priority date Not possible
Kuwait As to form, local novelty, and industrial applicability Possible up to 50 figures 10 years from filing date For one term of 5 years
Lebanon As to form only Yes, upon applicant's request Not possible Possible up to 99 figures 25 years from filing date For one additional term of 25 years
Libya As to form only Yes (for registrations) Possible up to 50 figures 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years
Morocco As to form only Possible up to 100 designs/models of the same nature 5 years from filing date For four consecutive terms of 5 years
Oman As to novelty Possible 5 years from filing date For one term of five years or two consecutive terms of 10 years
Pakistan As to form and novelty Not Possible 10 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 10 years
Qatar Qatar issued Law no. 10 of 2020 on the Protection of Industrial Designs on April 19, 2020, and the implementing regulations are expected to be issued in the near future. Until then, protection could be sought out by publishing cautionary notices at regular intervals in local Qatari newspapers. Such notices could have legal value when submitted in court, in the event of infringement, thereby claiming ownership of the design and alerting third parties against further infringement.
Saudi Arabia As to form and novelty Not possible 10 years from filing date Not possible
Sudan As to form only Possible up to 50 figures 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years
Syria As to form and novelty Yes Possible up to 5 figures 5 years from filing date For two consecutive terms of 5 years each
Tunisia As to form only Yes (for registrations) Not possible Possible 5, 10 or 15 years from filing date 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 As to form only Yes 6 months from publication date Possible 5 years from filing date For four consecutive terms of 5 years each
United Arab Emirates As to form, novelty, inventiveness and industrial applicability Yes Not possible Not possible 10 years from filing date Not Possible
West Bank As to form only Not possible 5 years from filing date For four consecutive terms of 5 years each
Yemen As to form and content Yes 90 days from publication date Possible up to 3 figures 10 years from filing date Not Possible