Industrial Design

Kosovo

BASIC FACTS

Registrable Designs as per the Act
Followings are the Registrable Subject Matter for Industrial Design Protection: 1. An arrangement of colours or lines which gives a distinctive appearance to an industrial or handicraft object.
Designs not Registrable
Industrial Design Protection excludes the following: 1. Designs the use of which may undermine public order or offend public morality.
Non-convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Industrial Design
No
Type of Application
N/A
Requirement for Novelty
N/A
Time Period
25 Years
Effective Date
Priority Date

PROSECUTION

Number of Views Required
8
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed & Sealed
Deed of Assignment
Notarized
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Signed & Sealed
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Certified
Declaration of Use
No
Declaration of Ownership
Signed & Sealed
Declaration of Nationality
Signed & Sealed
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1 Month
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Opposition Period
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1 Month
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A

RENEWAL

First Renewal will be due in the year
6th Year
Subsequent Renewal will be due in the year
11th Year
Grace Period
6 Months
Time Frame for payment of Renewal before Due Date
6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Power of Attorney
Signed & Sealed
Registration Certificate
Copy
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Signed & Sealed

RECORDALS

Recordals are Permissible for pending Application
Yes
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Change of Name / Legal form / Address
Power of Attorney Signed & Sealed
Certified copy of extract from Registrar of Companies, with required translation Notarized
Assignment
Power of Attorney Signed & Sealed
Deed of Assignment Notarized
Merger
Power of Attorney Signed & Sealed
Deed of Merger Notarized
License
Power of Attorney Signed & Sealed
License Agreement Notarized