Portuguese Design

Portuguese Design | Community Design | International Design

It offers protection in Portugal.
The applications can be simple or multiple:

• A simple application is composed of a single object, or of a set of products that cannot be separated (such as a set of draughts, or a pack of cards).

• A multiple application can include up to 100 products, as long as they belong to the same class considered in the Locarno International Classification. Each of the objects included in a multiple registration must fulfill the industrial design requirements. The different products are treated independently, and so registration can be granted or refused for only some of the products that comprise a multiple application.

The procedure only includes a formal examination, and it is possible to file an opposition against the design after registration.

The registration is valid for 5 years, starting from the date of the application, and can be renewed for further periods of 5 years each up to a maximum of 25 years.