Industrial Designs

Industrial Designs

An Industrial Design constitutes the ornamental aspect of an article. It may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two-dimensional features such as patterns, lines or colour.

Steps to Register an Industrial Design

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Filing and payment of application at the IP Office of the Registrar Division

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Information identifying the applicant (full name, address, nationality)

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The name and address of a Representative for service if the applicant has no business in Seychelles

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The class to which the article belongs

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Drawings of 3D design or photographs or other adequate graphic representation of the product in 2D

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An indication of the kind of products for which the industrial design is to be used

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An Industrial Design shall not be protected, where:

  • It is contrary to Public Order and morality; or
  • The design is functional and serves solely to obtain a technical result

 

Duration of Industrial Design

The registration and protection of an Industrial Design shall be valid for a period of 5 years from the filing date of the application for registration which may be extended for a further two consecutive periods of 5 years on payment of the prescribed fee.

Fees

The following fees apply for the registration of Industrial Design

 

Application for registration of an Industrial Design

SCR2000

Certificate of registration

SCR500

Renewal of registration of Industrial Design for each 5 years period

SCR2000

Application for recording of change in the ownership, etc., of an Industrial Design

SCR200

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