What is a design
The registration of a design or model gives the owner the exclusive right to use it and prevent others from using it without his authorisation.
By "use of a design or model" we mean all activities related to manufacturing, offer, marketing and use of the same.
Design or model registrations are valid for five years from the filing date.
Upon payment of legal fees, the owner can extend the registration for one or more periods of five years up to a maximum of twenty-five years starting from the date on which the original application was filled.