Vancouver Industrial Design/Design Patent Lawyers

We offer the following information regarding industrial design applications in Canada in response to questions frequently asked by our foreign associates:

  • What is an industrial design?
    Industrial designs are essentially the same as design patents in the U.S. An industrial design protects the shape, appearance or ornamentation of a manufactured item.
  • Is there a grace period for filing a design application?
    There is a one-year grace period. A design application may be filed up to one year after the item is made public.
  • What is the priority period for industrial designs?
    The priority period is six months from the earliest filed application in another country.
  • What forms, legalizations or notarizations are required?
    No form, legalization or notarization signed by the applicant is required for a Canadian industrial design application.
  • When will the application be examined?
    Industrial design applications are automatically examined during the application process in Canada.
  • What is the term of protection for industrial designs?
    Canadian registered industrial designs are protected for 10 years from the registration date.
  • What are the maintenance fees for industrial designs?
    In Canada, a one-time maintenance fee is paid five years after the industrial design registration date.

Contact Our Canada IP Lawyers and Agents

For additional information, call our Vancouver industrial design lawyers at Cameron IP at 778-724-1699 or contact us online for a prompt response.

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