The Industrial Designs (Amendment) Regulations 2012 will result in:
- an upward revision in the prescribed official fees across the board,
- procedural changes, and
- introduction of electronic filing of industrial design applications
MyIPO has advised that the Amendment 2012 will apply to new applications filed on or after 15 February 2012, and on all matters or proceedings pertaining to registered industrial designs. All applications which are pending at that time will be subject to the old regulations.
For a summary of the changes resulting from Amendment 2012 which are to be implemented from 15 February 2012, please click here.