Definition

It is the ornamental aesthetic aspect of a useful article, e.g. paper staples. Industrial designs are what make an article attractive and appealing; hence, they add to the commercial value of a product and increase its marketability.

Searches

The Blessed Law Firm conducts and reports on design searches to ascertain whether a design meets the requirements to be registered.

We also assist our clients with infringement searches to determine the countries or territories in which a design may be freely commercialised or utilised without fear of infringement.

Requirements

  • Filing of the form
  • Application letter to Registrar General
  • A Specimen of the industrial design(4 copies)
  • The abstract of the industrial design with their claims
  • Notarized Power of attorney (when application is done by an agent "delegation" for foreign company not registered in Rwanda)
  • A copy of the company registration certificate(if necessary)
  • ID or Passport of the representative of the company
  • Payment of official fees