Laos - Industrial Design

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1. Legislations:
Decree No. 01/PM on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Design.

2. Definition:
Industrial design is appearance of a product expressed in shapes, lines, dimensions, colours or any combination thereof.

3. Criteria:
The general requirements for a design to be eligible for protection are:

– novelty
– it involves inventive step;
– it is susceptible of industrial application.

4. Rule of Priority:
Applications for priority have to be made within six months from the earliest date of filing.

5. Duration:
The duration of protection is 5 years from the official filing date in Laos. Thereafter, the registration may be renewed every 5 years up to a maximum of 15 years.

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