Patents, petty patents, and industrial property registrations shall terminate as follows:
- the term of protection is expired;
- the industrial property owner fails to renew the registration and pay the applicable fees, in which case, rights shall terminate as of the end of the term for which protection was granted and the fee was paid;
- the patent, petty patent, or registration is invalidated based on a finding that one or more requirements for protection have not been satisfied; where such finding applies to only a portion of the industrial property, the termination shall apply only to such portion as is invalidated. In such case, the invalidation shall be effective as from the grant of the patent, petty patent, or registration;
- failure to the commercial exploitation, the industrial property rights will be terminated after the final decision by the competent court.
Term of Protection of Industrial Designs
The term of protection of industrial designs shall be 15 years from the date of filing the application for registration.
In order to maintain the term of protection, the industrial design owner shall pay fees every five years in advance.