1. Laos Industrial Design validity term, maintenance and renewal
An Industrial Design in Laos become effective from the grant date to the end of 05 years commencing from the filing date (subject to renewal), may be renewable for two other consecutive five-year terms, giving a total 15 years’ Industrial Design monopoly.
In order to maintain and renew the validity of the Industrial Design in Laos, the Industrial Design holder shall pay maintenance and renewal fees before the expiration of the validity term. The payment of the maintenance and renewal fees may be delayed for no more than six months after the expiration of the current validity term.
2. Required documents for renewal of Industrial Design in Laos
Under practice, the bellow documents are required to renew an Industrial Design in Laos:
2.1. Request of renewal Industrial Design patent;
2.2. Original notarized Power of attorney (if the application is filed through a representative);
2.3. Copy of Industrial Design patent (if Industrial Design patent was granted);
2.4. Receipt of official fees;
2.5. Other documents (if any).
3. Fees for renewal of Industrial Design in Laos
In order to maintain and renew the validity of Industrial Design in Laos, the following breakdowns of fees are applied:
3.1. Fee for maintenance of Industrial Design in Laos: Depending on the number of application/Certificate
3.2. Fee for renewal of Industrial Design in Laos: Depending on the number of Certificate
3.3. Late renewal payment (if any): Depending on the number of late payment month
4. Time frame and procedure for renewal of Industrial Design in Laos
There is a grace period for no more than six months after the expiration of the current validity term to pay maintenance and renewal fees.
Maintenance fees for the first filing year to fifth filing year are requested to be paid at the time of paying the granting fees.
Renewal fee and maintenance fees for the next years are requested to be paid at the time of renewal.
The DIP shall consider a request for renewal of Industrial Design in Laos. In current practice, it takes from 12 to 24 months from the date of receipt of the renewal application and the fees.
If the request has no defect, the DIP shall issue a Certificate of Renewal Registration of Industrial Industrial Design in Laos as an original Industrial Design Certificate.
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