Industrial Design Office Practices

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    Table of contents

    1. Correspondence
      1. 1.1 Delivery to the Commissioner
      2. 1.2 Transmission by electronic means
      3. 1.3 General rules
      4. 1.4 Third party correspondence
      5. 1.5 Time limits
      6. 1.6 Correspondence procedures
      7. 1.7 Payment of fees
    2. Filing date requirements
      1. 2.1 Name/address of applicant and if agent, name/address of agent
      2. 2.2 Title identifying the finished article
      3. 2.3 Description identifying features that constitute the design
      4. 2.4 Drawings and photographs
    3. Other filing information
      1. 3.1 Filing date for a divisional
      2. 3.2 The fee as per Item 1 of the Tariff of Fees
      3. 3.3 Form set out in Schedule 1 of the Regulations
      4. 3.4 Priority
        1. 3.4.1 Canada's obligation under the Paris Convention
        2. 3.4.2 Requirements for claiming the benefit of Convention priority
        3. 3.4.3 Priority right in respect of only certain figures in the drawings
        4. 3.4.4 Priority right in the case of citation of a pending design
    4. Request for accelerated examination
    5. Classification and search
      1. 5.1 Classification
      2. 5.2 Search
    6. Examination
      1. 6.1 Industrial design subject matter
      2. 6.2 Elements of an application
      3. 6.3 Prescribed fee
      4. 6.4 Prescribed form
        1. 6.4.1 Applicant name/address
        2. 6.4.2 Agent name/address
        3. 6.4.3 Canadian representative for service
        4. 6.4.4 Title identifying the article to which the design is applied
        5. 6.4.5 Description identifying the features that constitute the design
        6. 6.4.6 Examples of acceptable descriptions
      5. 6.5 Drawings or photographs
        1. 6.5.1 General requirements
        2. 6.5.2 Requirements for drawings only
        3. 6.5.3 Bold, wavy lines in drawings
      6. 6.6 Originality
      7. 6.7 Divisional and similar designs filed by the same applicant
      8. 6.7.1 More than one design
      9. 6.7.2 Co-pending applications
      10. 6.8 Amendment of an application
    7. Extension of time
    8. Abandonment
    9. Reinstatement
    10. Withdrawal
    11. Delay of registration
    12. Registration
    13. Amendment of a design registration
    14. Maintenance
    15. Assignments and other agreements
      1. 15.1 Recordal
      2. 15.2 Notice of Omission
    16. Annex A – Originality: Guiding principles
    17. Annex B: Sample Drawings