Every design belongs to a class of goods!
The appropriate class of goods must be indicated on your design application. The IPI is responsible for assigning one class per design. You can find an overview of the classifications under the Locarno Agreement in our Guide for registering a design.
An individual design or a whole series of designs?
Have you created a whole series of designs? You can group designs together into one application provided they belong to the same Locarno class of goods. You can submit as many designs as you like with such a multiple application – for six designs or more, no extra basic fees will be charged.
If a multiple application is not possible because the products belong to different classes of goods, you should apply to register each design individually.
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More support for innovative SMEs and start-ups – assisted patent searches at a reduced fee until the end of 2020
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Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
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