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Registration of Design Patent in Macau

 Registration of Design Patent in Macau

Registration of Design Patent in Macau

Here you can mandate us to file a design patent application in Macao. Our offer includes the official fees but not third-party expenses for official certifications of documents requested by the office.
Protection Period (years) 5
max period of protection maximum (years) 25
Power of Attorney must be legalised/apostilled/notarized Yes
legal advice by phone or email Yes
miscellaneous No
Annuities No
Price includes trademark office fees Yes
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Details Registration of Design Patent in Macau

Here you can mandate us to file a design patent application in Macao. We will prepare the application, submit the registration to the relevant office and inform you about the run of the procedure in Macao. We will send the registration certificate to you and monitor the term of protection. Also, you will be informed about the upcoming renewal periods. Our offer includes the official fees for an application without an opposition or office action but but not third-party expenses for Legalization.

The design of a product is one of the decisive factors for its market success. It can become an important asset of your company, particularly if it is a best seller.

A registered design patent in Macao gives you the exclusive right to use the design in Macao. To obtain this right, the entry in an official register is required. With the entry in the official design registry in Macao, you will receive the appropriate intellectual property rights for the shape and the design of your product. It protects the shape and colors of the product as shown in the register - from cars to lemon squeezer. The protection covers the design of three-dimensional objects - for example, furniture, cars and toys - as well as the design of two-dimensional objects - such as fabrics, wallpaper. Even logos, graphics or icons can login to design protection.

With the registered design patent, you can prohibit others in Macao to use the protected design without your consent in identical form. Furthermore all possible actions are included which relate to your design - for example, offering products in which your design is used, the production, sale or import and export, as well as the possession for these purposes. The scope of the design patent extends not only to identical imitations, but regularly also on all the products that provide the same overall impression as shown I the views of your design patent

Design protection in Macao arises with the registration of a design with effect from the date of filing of the application. Protection starts with a 5 year protection and can be maintained 4 times for 5 years each up to 25 years in total. In special cases the protection in Macao may start before the date of filing the application in Macao if a priority claim of a foreign design application filed within the last 6 months is possible and is requested with the new dsign patent application in Macao.

A design patent in Macao is regularly a not fully reviewed intellectual property right. Conditions for protection arein Macao the novelty and an individual character of your design invention.

For the registration of your design patent in Macao you will need:

- the name of your design; br />
- images showing only your product in front of a neutral (white) background, please provide us with black and white pictures or technical drawings reduced to the lines of the design without any further technical information that show the design views from all possible directions (bottom, top, left, right view etc.); br />
- contact details of the client; br />
- contact details of company or person to be registered as owner of the design right; br />
- name of the natural person(s) who created the design; br />
- a short description - if possible - of the design and its novelty, especially if the design has specific characteristics which can not to be seen in the views; br />
- in case of prior design application in a foreign country: please provide us with a copy or a certified copy of the application, receipt of the filing, file number and name of the patent office. br />
If you engage us we will render the following services: br />
- Preparation of the filing including selection of the classes of goods (Locarno-classes); br />
- Examination of the images in regard to the formal requirements (we do not review if the design is new and has an individual character); br />
- requesting for additional documents or new images; br />
- legal advice with regard to the filing process and documents; br />
- sending the prepared filing details to you for review; br />
- request a power of attorney, If the Office in will required a legalization of your power of attorney the external fees for a notary certification and a court issued Apostille for Macao are expenses you will have tp pay separately; br />
- Filing the application at patent office; If the Office in Macao will required a legalization of documents the external fees for a notary and a court (issuing an Apostille for Macao) these are expenses you will have to pay separately; br />
- Representation of the applicant in front of the office; br />
- Payment of the official fees (application fee, registration fee, publication fee); br />
- Transmission of office documents as well as the letter confirming the application; br />
- Legal advice in due time in order to enable you to extend the protection of your design patent to foreign countries by claiming the priority of the prior application; br />
- Receipt, checking and forwarding of the registration certificate (if available) and a copy of an extract from the register; br />
- Receipt and transmission of all documents sent from the patent office after the registration; br />
- Docketing and deadline, renewal time monitoring.

As far as the registration proceed in Macao provides the possibility that third parties may submit an objection against your design application, such an opposition will arise a new matter. Therefore the representation and legal services in the new opposition matter shall be ordered and paid separately.

The same applies to complaints of the Office which do not concern only mere formalities or Locarno classes. If the office complain particularly in regard to drawings and / or pictures the answering and representation of such office action cause a new matter.

Regularly we do not expect such a complaint sby the Office, in particular if the information that we provide to you before filing of the design patent application, are considered. But if it should come to such a case, we will inform you and start legal representation only if you instruct us in writing form to do so.

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