Industrial Design Office Practices (Page 2 of 17)
- 2. Filing date requirements
2. Filing date requirements
2.1 Name/address of the applicant and, if agent, the name/address of agent
The Industrial Design Office requires a mailing address to send correspondence to. If the applicant has an agent, the Office requires at least the agent's address. If there is no agent and the applicant has not provided a mailing address, the application will not have a filing date.
2.2 Title identifying the finished article
The applicant is required to provide a title that identifies the article.
2.3 Description identifying features that constitute the design
The applicant is required to provide a description that describes the features that the design is comprised of or, at a minimum, that identifies the design as that which is disclosed in the drawings, e.g., "The design is as shown in the attached drawings."
2.4 Drawings and photographs
At least one drawing or photograph is required that is of sufficient clarity to see the article and the design.