Industrial Design

According to the law, any combination of lines or colors and any kind of 3dimensional shape with lines and colors or without them is called an Industrial Design if it changes the shape of an Industrial Product or a Handicraft.

Reaching to a technical solution without a change in the appearance is not called an Industrial Design.

  • An Industrial Design may be registered under the following conditions:

 

-          Being new and original,

-          Not being published before the date of application,

-          Not being anticipated in the field of the same industry or  technology,

-          Not being contrary to the Islamic Law, Public Order and Public Morality.

 

 

Filing:

Requirements for filing an Industrial Design application are as follows:

The followings are required in order to file an Industrial Design application

 

  • Full name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and nationality of the applicant(s), if the applicant(s) is n individual. OR, Full name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address, field of activity, place of registration, number of registration and nationality of the applicant(s), if the applicant(s) is a legal entity,
  • Full name, address and identification information of the designer(s),
  • Designer(s) Passport copy(s),
  • Specification of goods and classes (according to the International Classification),
  • Five prints of the design,
  • Front, top and side picture of a 3D design with label, if a 3D design is to be filed in Iran.
  • A power of attorney signed by the applicant(s) and duly certified and legalized up to the Iranian Consulate,
  • A copy of passport of the applicant(s), if the applicant(s) is n individual, OR a copy of Company Registration Document of the applicant(s), if the applicant(s) is a legal entity,
  • Certified copy of home registration (Priority) duly certified and legalized up to the Iranian Consulate, if claiming priority,
  • A sample or maquette of the design may be required.

 

Renewal:

An Industrial Design Registration is effective for a period of 5 years from date of filing which can be extended for two more 5 years (totally 15 years) by paying the renewal fee for each 5 years.

There will an additional 6 months after the expiration date for the applicant to apply for renewal with an extra fine.

Requirements for renewal are:

  • A Power of Attorney signed by the applicant, certified and legalized by Iranian Consulate,
  • A copy of the Iranian Certificate of Registration,
  • Applicant’s Identification Documents,
  • 6 prints of the design.

 

Changes:

According to the Law, all the changes and modifications should be recorded officially and published for public notice.

Requirements:

  • A power of attorney duly certified and legalized up to the Iranian Consulate,
  • The Change of Name or Address documents, certified and Legalized by Iranian Consulate,
  • Iranian Certificate of Registration or Renewal certificate.

 

Assignment:

The Assignment means the transfer of rights held by one party—the Assignor—to another party—the Assignee.

Requirements:

  • A power of attorney duly certified and legalized up to the Iranian Consulate,
  • The Deed of Assignment, certified and Legalized by the Iranian Consulate,
  • Iranian Certificate of Registration or Renewal certificate.