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RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
UTILITY MODELS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
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RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
UTILITY MODELS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS




 
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INTRODUCTION   

PART 1  :  DEFINITIONS   

RULE 100  :  Definitions  

PART 2  :  UTILITY MODEL  

RULE 200  :  Registrable utility model  
RULE 200.1.  :  Non-registrable utility models 
RULE 200.2.  :  Industrial applicability 
RULE 201  :  Statutory classes of utility model  
RULE 202  :  First to file rule  
RULE 203  :  Filing date of utility model application  
RULE 204  :  Right of priority for utility model  
RULE 205  :  Registration of utility model  
RULE 206  :  Formality examination of utility model application  
RULE 207  :  Applicant's action on the formality examination report and the  
         search report 
 
RULE 207.1.  :  Volutary withdrawal 
RULE 207.2.  :  Amended applications 
RULE 207.3.  :  Application converted to an application for invention patent 
RULE 207.4.  :  No action on the part of  applicant where formal requirements
               are complete
 
RULE 207.5.  :  No action on the part of  applicant where formal requirements
               are not complete
 
RULE 207.6.  :  Registrability report 
RULE 208  :        Requirements for application for utility model  
RULE 208.1.  :  Title 
RULE 208.2.  :  Technical field 
RULE 208.3.  :  Background of the utility modeli 
RULE 208.4.  :  Brief description of the several views of the drawings, if there be any 
RULE 208.5.  :  Detailed description 
RULE 208.6.  :  Claim or claims 
RULE 209  :  Unity of utility model 
RULE 209.1.  :  Claims incurring fee 
RULE 210  :  Requirement for restriction; division  
RULE 211  :   Publication upon registration of the utility model  
RULE 212  :  Term of registration of utility model  
RULE 213  :  Cancellation of the utility model registration  
RULE 214  :  Conversion of invention patent application to an application for 
               utility model registration  
RULE 215  :  Conversion of an application for utility model registration to a
                  patent application 
 
RULE 216  :  Prohibition against filing of parallel application  

PART 3  :  INDUSTRIAL DESIGN  

RULE 300  :  Definition of industrial design  
RULE 301  :  Requisites for registrability of industrial design  
RULE 301.1.  :  Requisites for registrability explained 
RULE 302  :  Degree of novelty required  
RULE 303  :  Filing Date of industrial design application  
RULE 304  :  First to file rule  
RULE 305  :  Right of priority for design  
RULE 306  :  Registration of industrial design  
RULE 307  :  Formality examination of industrial design  
RULE 308  :  Applicant's action on the formality examination report and
          the search report 
 
RULE 308.1.  :  Voluntary withdrawal 
RULE 308.2.  :  Amended applications 
RULE 308.3.  :  No action on the part of applicant where formal requirements
                are complete
 
RULE 308.4.  :  No action on the part of applicant where formal requirements
               are not complete
 
RULE 308.5.  :  Registrability report 
RULE 309  :  The application  
RULE 310  :   Fees  
RULE 311  :    Specimen  
RULE 312  :   Special form of specification for application for registration
         of industrial design 
 
RULE 312.1.  :  Title 
RULE 312.2.  :  Brief description of the several views of the drawings 
RULE 312.3.  :  Characteristic-feature description 
RULE 312.4.  :  Claim 
RULE 312.5.  :  Special requirements for the drawing of an industrial design 
RULE 312.6.  :  Requirements for graphic representation of industrial design 
RULE 313  :  Several industrial design in one application  
RULE 313.1.  :  Restriction; division 
RULE 314  :  Publication upon registration of industrial design  
RULE 315  :  Term of industrial design registration  
RULE 316  :  The renewal fee  
RULE 317  :  Cancellation of design registration  
RULE 317.1.  :  Where the grounds for cancellation.....  

PART 4  :  COMMON PROVISIONS   

CHAPTER 1  :  REGISTRABILITY  

RULE 400  :  Novelty  
RULE 401  :   Prior art  
RULE 402  :  Non-prejudicial disclosure  

CHAPTER 2  :  RIGHT TO REGISTRATION  

RULE 403  :  Right to a registration  
RULE 404  :  Who may be named in an application as an applicant  
RULE 405  :  Utility models and industrial design created pursuant
          to a commission 
 
RULE 406  :  Multiple priorities  
RULE 407  :  Certified copy of the foreign application  

CHAPTER 3  :  APPLICATION  

RULE 408  :  Presentation of the application documents  
RULE 409  :  Prohibited matter  
RULE 410  :   Information concerning corresponding foreign application  
RULE 411  :    Other documents relating to the foreign application  
RULE 412  :   Non-compliance  

CHAPTER 4  :  DRAWINGS  

RULE 413  :  General requisites for the drawing  
RULE 414  :  Drawing for an improvement  
RULE 415  :  Uniform standard of excellence suited to photolithographic  process, 
                required of drawing  
RULE 416  :  Paper and ink  
RULE 417  :  Size of drawing sheet; imaginary line  
RULE 418  :  Character and color lines  
RULE 419  :  The fewest possible number of lines and little or no shading to
         be used 
 
RULE 420  :  Scale to which drawing is made to be large enough  
RULE 421  :   Letters and figures of reference  
RULE 422  :  Signature, where to be placed  
RULE 423  :  Title of the drawing  
RULE 424  :  Position on drawing sheets of large views  
RULE 425  :  Flow sheets and diagrams  
RULE 426  :  Requisites for the figure of the IPO Gazette  
RULE 427  :  Reference signs  
RULE 428  :  Photographs  
RULE 429  :  Matters not permitted to appear on the drawing  
RULE 430  :  Drawings not conforming to foregoing rules to be accepted
          only conditionally 
 

CHAPTER 5  : REPRESENTATION, SIGNATURE  

RULE 431  :   Employment of attorney-at-law or agent recommended  
RULE 432  :  Appointment of resident agent or representative  
RULE 433  :  Revocation of power of attorney  
RULE 434  :  Decorum and courtesy required in the conduct of business  

CHAPTER 6  : WHO MAY REQUEST FOR A REGISTRATION  

RULE 435  :  Who may request for a registration  
RULE 436  :  When the applicant dies, becomes insane  
RULE 437  :  Assigned applications  
RULE 438  :  Juridical person - definition  
RULE 439  :  Proof of authority  
RULE 440  :  Forms of signatures  

CHAPTER 7  : CLASSIFICATION AND SEARCH  

RULE 441  :   Classification and search  
RULE 442  :  Content of the search report  
RULE 443  :  Confidentiality before publication  
RULE 444  :  Unpublished, withdrawn and forfeited applications  

CHAPTER 8  : AMENDMENTS  

RULE 445  :  Amendment by the applicant  
RULE 446  :  Amendment and revision required  
RULE 447  :  Manner of making amendments  
RULE 448  :  Entry and consideration of amendments  
RULE 449  :  Amendments to the drawing  
RULE 450  :  Substitute specification  
RULE 451  :   Express withdrawal of application  

PART 5  :  THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION   

RULE 500  :  Contents of certificate of registration  
RULE 501  :  Any interested party......    

PART 6  :  OTHER PROCEEDINGS AFFECTING THE APPLICATION OR
             THE REGISTRATION 
 
 

CHAPTER 1  :  ASSIGNMENT  

RULE 600  :  Form of assignment  
RULE 601  :   Form of other instrument affecting the title to a registration
          or application,

          including licenses  
RULE 602  :  Assignment and other instrument to be submitted in duplicate  
RULE 603  :  Date of receipt of assignment or other instrument or
         license considered

              its date of recording  
RULE 604  :  Certificates may be issued to the assignee in place of the applicant  
RULE 605  :  Action may be taken by assignee of record in any proceeding in
          the Office 
 

CHAPTER 2  : SURRENDER, CORRECTION AND AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE  

RULE 606  :  Surrender of certificate  
RULE 607  :  Correction of mistakes of the Office  
RULE 608  :  Correction of mistakes in the application  
RULE 609  :  Changes in registration  
RULE 610  :   Form and publication of amendment or corrections  

CHAPTER 3  : RECORDAL; TRANSMISSION OF RIGHTS  

RULE 611  :   Transmission of rights  
RULE 612  :  Assignment  
RULE 613  :  Recording  
RULE 614  :  Rights of joint owners  

CHAPTER 4  :  REQUEST FOR REGISTRABILITY REPORT  

RULE 615  :  Who may request for a registrability report  
RULE 616  :  Contents of registrability report  
RULE 617  :  Time within which to issue report  

PART 7  :  PETITIONS AND APPEALS   

RULE 700  :  Petition to the Director to question the correctness of the action  
                 of an Examiner on matters of form  
RULE 701  :  Appeals to the Director  
RULE 702  :  Complaints against Examiner   
RULE 703  :  Effect of a final decision of an Examiner  
RULE 704  :  Time and manner of appeal  
RULE 705  :  The Examiner's answer  
RULE 706  :  Appellant's reply  
RULE 707  :  Appeal to the Director General  
RULE 708  :  Appellant's brief required  
RULE 709  :  Director's comment  
RULE 710  :  Appeal to Court of Appeals  

FINAL PROVISIONS   

SECTION 1  :   Correspondence  
SECTION 2  :  Fees and charges to be prepaid  
SECTION 3  :  Formality and search report  
SECTION 4  :  Duration  
SECTION 5  :  Implementation  
SECTION 6  :  Repeals  
SECTION 7  :  Separability  
SECTION 8  :  Furnishing of certified copies  
SECTION 9  :  Effectivity  
  
  

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