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20.08.2009 10:14

Iran: New Intellectual Property Law by which registration of Industrial Designs is now possible

As of 10 March 2009, the new IP Law became effective, the main aspects of which provide for the registration and protection of Designs, as well as an increase in official fees.

Registration Duration: registration is valid for 5 years, and 2 further renewals for 5 years each are possible.

A grace period of 6 months for late renewal is allowed after payment of a penalty.

Requirements are:

1. Power of attorney legalized up to an Iranian Consulate abroad.

2. Drawing and description of the Design.

3. Certified copy of home/ foreign application if any.

Furthermore, official fees for patents and trademarks have increased by 30- 50%.

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