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Industrial Design in Cuba

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Cuba, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a design application in Cuba

A design application claiming conventional priority must be filed with the Cuban IP Office within six months from the priority date.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Cuba

To obtain a filing date, an industrial design application must include:
- request for design registration;
- applicant(s) details and address;
- representation of the design;
- indication of the products to which the design is to be applied.

  • Multiple design applications

Multiple design applications are permitted in Cuba.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A simply signed copy of the Power of Attorney should be submitted within 60 days from the filing date.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority application and its Spanish translation should be provided to the IP Office within 90 days from the filing date.

  • Opposition period

Opposition period for industrial design applications in Cuba constitutes 60 days from the publication of the application.

  • Examination of a design application in Cuba

Substantive examination of a design application in Cuba is carried out if an opposition against the application is filed. If no opposition is filed, a design patent is granted based on the formal examination results.

  • Grace period

Cuban IP legislation stipulates a novelty grace period of six months prior to the filing date if a design was disclosed at an official or officially recognised international exhibition.

  • Assignment Deed

If an application is filed by a person other than the designer an original Assignment Deed between the designer and the applicant or its notarized copy should be submitted at the time of filing.

  • Grant, validity term and maintenance fees

Grant fees are to be paid within thirty days from issuance of the Notice of Allowance. An industrial design in Cuba is valid for ten years as of the filing date. Annual maintenance fees are payable starting from the third year of the validity term. The due date is the filing date anniversary. Late payment is possible within a six-month grace period after the due date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform design registration in Cuba through an agent, a registered Cuban patent attorney.

  • Note

Online Database for Cuban National Designs Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by CLAIM S.A on 04.02.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Cuban IP Laws