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What is design?
Design shall mean the appearance of a whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of a product itself or its ornamentation. The content of the term design is therefore only a visually perceptible property or component of the overall product solution. It is therefore not a technical, constructional, functional, material or other nature of the product.

How long is a design valid for?
Registration of design runs for 5 years after filing of design application. Term of validity of design registration may be prolonged upon request of owner of design, for four consecutive periods of 5 years, i.e. for a total period of protection of 25 years.

How to get a design?
Design registration is made upon design application at IPO SR which must contain application for design registration made by a prescribed form. Design application is subject to examination by the Office, i.e. it is determined whether the object of application meets prescribed statutory conditions (novelty and special character). In case a registration eligibility is proved, the Office registers the design in the designs register and releases the design. Under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is also possible to obtain an international registration of a design.

How to protect a design in Slovakia?

Petition to cancel registration of design

Services

Our services mainly include:

      • advice and consultation
      • filing applications
      • representation in proceedings before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic and foreign offices
      • renewals
      • protection of the rights of the owner
      • registration of changes in the register
      • dispute agenda and other...

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