1. Industrial design fees:
Please contact HAVIP LAW for a quotation about fees for filing an industrial design application in Cambodia as well as other industrial design fees.
2. Legal background for industrial designs in Cambodia:
For the purposes of Cambodia IP Law, any composition of lines or colours or any three-dimensional form, or any material, whether or not associated with lines or colors, is deemed to be an industrial design, provided that such composition, form or material gives a special appearance to a product of industry or handicraft and can serve as a pattern for a product of industry or handicraft, and appeals to and is judged by the eye.
The protection under Cambodia IP Law does not extend to anything in an industrial design which serves solely to obtain a technical result and to the extent that it leaves no freedom as regards arbitrary features of appearance.
3. The term for filing industrial design applications in Cambodia:
The term for filing design applications in Cambodia claiming priority should be filed with the Cambodia Department of Intellectual Property within 06 months from the priority date. The term cannot be restored.
4. Documents required:
(i) Full Name, Address of Applicant(s);
(ii) Full Name, Address and Nationality of designer(s);
(iii) Country, Application Number, Filing Date of the Basic Application(s) from which the Paris Convention Priority is claimed;
(iv) Twelve (10) sets of drawings or photographs of the design article; specimens of the article embodying the industrial design is acceptable where the industrial design is two-dimensional;
(v) Original Power of Attorney (POA), which must besigned by the applicant(s)/legal representative of applicant(s) and notarized before Notary Public (legalization is not required). A general POA will be acceptable for various applications in the name of the same applicant.
(vi) Certified copy(ies) of the priority application(s) and the English and Cambodian versions thereof.
(vii) Original Deed of Assignment if the applicant is not the inventor, which must be duly signed by related parties and notarized before Notary Public (the legalization is not required).
(viii) Copy of the search report and examination report issued by any foreign office and English translation thereof, if any
– An original of Power of Attorney must be submitted at the time of filing.
– Certified copy(ies) of the priority application(s) may be submitted up to 3 months from the filing date.
– Original Deed of Assignment must be submitted at the time of filing.
5. Time frame:
Under current practice, it takes 12 – 18 months from the filing date to complete an industrial design registration in Cambodia
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