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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The IPI at the Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva from 10 to 14 April 2019 - why not stop by and see us?