What is an international design application?
Designs are only protected in the countries where they are registered. Design owners need to register their designs in countries where they want to protect their designs. There are 5 different systems for design registration abroad. With systems enabling simultaneous application in many countries paper works significantly reduce by applying in one language and advantages of time and especially cost is created.
As ANADOLU PATENT, we provide the protection of your designs by the registration service in the countries that you have established abroad, registered or not registered in the country, especially in the countries where you carry on EXPORT activities.
Benefits of registration?
- Your designs will become official with the Design Registration Certificate.
- Protect your business and your products against unregistered designs and imitations.
- It prevents illegal profit making attempts as a result of unauthorized design utilization and enables application of sanctions.
- It enables to take advantage of state grants and supports.
- Eliminates risk toward our competitors in your business life.
- Prevents possible dispute risks during export.
- Increases your brand’s value and your enterprise’s competitive power.
there is no local application or registration dependency for intl. design application through WIPO.
Due to the fact that transactions are carried out by a single institution, it is more advantageous than the national applications to be filed directly due to the simplicity of the transactions, the cost and the low number of paper works.
USA (US), Germany (DE), Antigua and Barbuda (AG), Albania (AL), European Union (EM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA), Botswana (BW), Brunei Darussalam (BN), Bulgaria (BG), Denmark (DK), Armenia (AM), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Ghana (GH), Republic of Korea (KR), Georgia (GE), Croatia (HR), Spain (ES), Switzerland (CH), Iceland (IS), Japan (JP), Cambodia (KH), Montenegro (ME), Kyrgyzstan (KG), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (KP), Latvia (LV), Lichtenstein (LI), Lithuania (LT), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Egypt (EG), Mongolia (MN), Moldova (MD), Monaco (MC), Namibia (NA), Norway (NO), OAPI (OA), Poland (PL), Romania (RO), Rwanda (RW), Sao Tome and Principe (ST), Serbia (RS), Singapore (SG), Slovenia (SI), Syria (SY), Tajikistan (TJ), Tunisia (TN), Turkey (TR), Turkmenistan (TM), Ukraine (UA), Oman Sultanate (OM)
Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Cyprus (CY), Denmark (DK), Spain (ES), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Malta (MT), The Netherlands (NL), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Czech Republic (CZ), Romania (RO), United Kingdom (GB), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Sweden (SE), Croatia (HR)
Benin (BJ), Burkina Faso (BF), Chad (TD), Equatorial Guinea (GQ), Ivory Coast (CI), Gabon (GA), Guinea (GN), Guinea-Bissau (GW), Cameroon (CM), Comoros (KM), Congo (CG), Mali (ML), Mauritania (MR), Niger (NE), Central African Republic (CF), Senegal (SN), Togo (TG)
Botswana (BW), Gambia (GM), Ghana (GH), Kenya (KE), Lesotho (LS), Liberia (LR), Malawi (MW), Mozambique (MZ), Namibia (NA), Rwanda (RW), Sierra Leone (SL), Sao Tome and Principe (ST), Somali (SO), Sudan (SD), Swaziland (SZ), Tanzania (TZ), Uganda (UG), Zambia (ZM), Zimbabwe (ZW)
Protection can only be achieved through registration.
It is advisable to conduct a similarity search through data sources in the countries considered for application to minimize the risks before the application is made. The results will help the applicant to decide which system to use and the road map will be prepared according to the results.
Documents* required by Anadolu Patent to file an international design application:
- Applicant(s)’s name(s) and address(es),
- Designer(s)’s name(s) and address(es),
- Description of the design(s),
- Images (drawings or photos) of the designs,
- Home certificates or registration number if available,
- Power of Attorney
* The required documents may vary according to the jurisdiction. The list of documents will become clear when we receive the information of the requesting countries.
The most important point in the appeal process is the appeal petitions prepared by combining the acquired experience and legal resources together with the evidence documents proving the rights of ownership.
*Protection time may vary according to jurisdictions.
Notarized contracts must be submitted for transfer and licensing transactions.