Can I make amendments to a Registered Industrial Design?
The Industrial Design Office does not have the authority to correct errors, with the exception of clerical errors pursuant to Section 20 of the Industrial Design Act. Therefore, it is very important that applicants ensure that the information provided in their application is accurate. In the case of clerical errors made by the applicant, a certificate of correction will be issued upon request and payment of the fee listed in the Tariff of Fees. If the Industrial Design Office is responsible for the clerical error, a new certificate will be issued at no cost. The Office will record any amendment ordered by the Federal Court and will provide confirmation by issuing a correcting certificate. When the Office is notified of other types of changes that occurred subsequent to registration and not affecting the design itself, it will record the change in the DesignPlus database system, e.g., a change of address of the owner, a change of representative for service. In such cases the application as registered will not be amended.