Industrial Models and Designs

Dec 2, 2013

Industrial Models and Designs

Any object whose ornamental features show novelty to a sufficient extent can be susceptible of rapid protection under the concept of Industrial Model and/or Design–as the case may be- for the term of five (5) years.  It may be renewed for two equal periods and after expiration of such periods it becomes public domain, that is, exclusiveness in it is lost.

It should be noted the Argentine system permits, in such cases where protection strategy so requires, a double protection as Model and Tri-dimensional trademark (in that order) to prevent loss of exclusiveness by “sine die” renewal of the trademark registration.