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Industrial Design in Sweden

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  • Design fees

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

  • Multiple design applications

Multiple industrial design applications are possible in Sweden provided that they belong to the same class of the Locarno Classification. Otherwise, a separate application must be filed for each class.

  • Filing requirements for a design application in Sweden

For obtainment of the date of filing an industrial design application in Sweden must contain:
- applicant's and designer’s name and address;
- representation of an industrial design;
- class number according to the Locarno Classification;
- title of the design;
- priority details (if any).

The original of a certified copy of the Priority Document should be translated into Swedish and submitted to the Patent Office before the registration of the design.

The Power of Attorney must be filed in original. Legalisation or notarisation of the Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided later, i.e. within one month from filing an industrial design application in Sweden.

  • Examination of a design application in Sweden

Industrial design applications in Sweden are examined as to compliance with formal requirements only.

  • Novelty grace period

Information about a design application does not disprove its novelty if such disclosure is made by the designer or on behalf of a designer within 12 months before filing the application with the Swedish Patent Office.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

Industrial designs in Sweden are valid for five years from the date of filing and may be further renewed for periods of five years up to a maximum term of 25 years. Renewal fees must be paid during the last year of the current validity term. Late payment is possible within 6 months after the expiration of the validity term.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Approximate time from filing up to registration of an industrial design in Sweden is 4 months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to appoint an agent, a registered Swedish patent attorney to register an industrial design in Sweden.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Swedish Industrial Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO).
2. Industrial design protection in Sweden may also be obtained via registration of the Community Design.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Fenix Legal on 23.01.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Swedish IP Laws.

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