Interested parties may oppose, in writing, to the registration of the industrial design with OSIM within three months from the publication of the registration, for the following reasons:

a) The industrial design lacks novelty;
b) The industrial design is contrary to the good manners or public order;
c) The applicant is not the person who has first filed an application;
d) The design incorporates, without the owner’s permission, a work protected by the Law No. 8/1996 on the Copyright and the Related Rights, including the subsequent modifications, or any other protected industrial property rights;

The oppositions shall be solved by a specialized board within three months from their filing with OSIM.

If an opposition is filed the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks shall notify the applicant and shall afford him a period, typically of one month, for submitting his observations.

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