La vita di un disegno o un modello

The registered designs or models are now protected for five years from the filing date. But their life does not end with their registration. On the contrary, it has just started.
In fact, the protection can be extended up to 25 years from the filing date as long as the rights of renewal and maintenance are duly paid and, during this period, no request for invalidity or revocation is accepted.

In the same period, the owner of the rights or models can implement all the actions safeguarding his/her own exclusive rights or exploit these rights in full from an economical standpoint, through the sale, granting of licenses, establishing lien, etc.

Similarly, if the product being applied has no success on the market, the owner of the design or model can decide not to renew it, letting it lose its validity before the protection term expires. In any case, any changes during the life of a design or model must be traced, according to defined methods and procedures.


Reporting an error

Registering a change

Renewing a design or a model

Protecting a design or a model

Using a design or a model

Limits / Waivers

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