What is an industrial design or model and how is it protected?
An Industrial Design or Model is the appearance of the whole or part of a product, which arises from its particular characteristics. The line, outline, shape, form and colour, constitute among others, elements of the outer appearance of a product.
A certificate of registering a design or model is granted to the beneficiary, for a new and unique design or model under the applicant’s responsibility.
The Industrial Design is protected for twentyfive (25) years, provided that the renewal fees are paid every five years.