EXAMINATION OF THE DESIGN APPLICATION IN ROMANIA

Applications for the registration of industrial designs shall be examined by the Industrial Designs Examination Board. Within twelve months from the date of publication of the application, the Board decides to accept or to reject the registration of the industrial design, as the case may be, or may ascertain the abandonment or the withdrawal of the application. The Board shall take the decision to grant the certificate of registration on the basis of an examination report.

In the examination of the application, the Board shall take into account all the documentary sources existing at the Industrial Designs Department of OSIM, as well as any other documents filed by interested persons and relevant for the examination procedure. During the examination procedure OSIM may request any additional material required, even specimens in the case of the two-dimensional industrial designs.

Registration of the industrial designs shall be made in the National Register of Industrial Designs and published in the Official Industrial Property Bulletin of OSIM.

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