DESIGN OPPOSITIONS IN ROMANIA

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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