Industrial Design Protection Procedure in BIH

The procedure is initiated by filing an application for the grant of an industrial design with the Institute. It is necessary to furnish completed application for the grant of an industrial design, accompanying documents, and proof of payment of the costs involved. The application is furnished in written form, directly or by post, by telefax or electronically to the official email of the Institute, on condition that it is furnished to the Institute in written form within eight days from its receipt by the Institute.

The application for the grant of an industrial design contains:

√ Request for the grant of an industrial design (Form D-01). One application may contain a request for the grant of one or more designs (up to 100) belonging to the same class of the International Classification for Industrial Designs.

Two-dimensional representation of a design which the applicant wishes to protect. The details of appearance must enable the assessment of novelty and individual character of the design.

Description of a design is an optional element of the application, having maximum 150 words. The description must refer only to the appearance of a subject matter of protection, and not to its functional and technical features. Prijava za priznanje industrijskog dizajna sadrži:

Request for the grant of an industrial design contains:

√ Indications concerning the applicant,

√ Indications concerning the author of a design or his/her declaration to the effect that he/she does not wish to be mentioned in the application,

√ Indication as to whether the application relates to one or more designs,

√ actual and short title of a design,

√ legal basis for filing the application and applicant's signature.

The form is completed on a computer or a typewriter, in one of the official languages in BIH. It is furnished in two copies, and other elements of the application are furnished in one copy. The application that has been accorded a filing date is entered in the Register of Applications, and the Institute notifies the applicant to that effect in writing.

Industrial design application further contains:

√ Power of attorney if an industrial design application is filed through a representative,

√ Declaration of the creator of a design to the effect that he/she does not wish to be identified in the application,

√ Declaration indicating the grounds for acquiring the right to file the application if the creator of a design is not the applicant,

√ Declaration on a common representative if there are several applicants,

For further information, please refer to the Regulations Concerning Procedure for the Grant of Industrial Designs (currently available in local language).