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FILING GUIDANCE TO OBTAIN PATENT FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IN LAOS

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

  1. Name, address and nationality of the applicant;
  2. Name, address and nationality of the designer;
  3. Title of the design stating the article for which registration is sought;
  4. Country, application number and filing date of the original foreign application from which priority is claimed (if priority is claimed).

REQUIRED ENCLOSURES:

  1. Notarized Power of Attorney; (pdf fileword file )
  2. Notarized Deed of Assignment (pdf fileword file ) if the applicant and the designer are not the same;
  3. 11 sets of pictures/drawings illustrating the design. The pictures/drawings must be represented in the international size A4 (210mm x 297mm) and made in the same scale. There must be as many pictures/drawings of the design as they are taken to show all the different sides of the design (comprising front, back, top, bottom, left, right and perspective views);
  4. Detailed description of the design;
  5. Certified copy of the priority application/document (if any).

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. All the filing documents should be in English or French and the Laotian version should be submitted within 03 months from the filing date;
  2. Time for claiming priority under Paris Convention is 06 months from the first filing date;
  3. Time from the filing to granting date is 06 months;
  4. The validity term of a Design Patent is 05 years and renewable for two consecutive periods.