FILING GUIDANCE TO OBTAIN PATENT FOR
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IN LAOS
Name, address and nationality of the applicant;
Name, address and nationality of the designer;
Title of the design stating the article for which registration is sought;
Country, application number and filing date of the original foreign application from which priority is claimed (if priority is claimed).
Notarized Power of Attorney;
Notarized Deed of Assignment if the applicant and the designer are not the same;
11 sets of pictures/drawings illustrating the design. The pictures/drawings must be represented in the international size A4 (210mm x 297mm) and made in the same scale. There must be as many pictures/drawings of the design as they are taken to show all the different sides of the design (comprising front, back, top, bottom, left, right and perspective views);
Detailed description of the design;
Certified copy of the priority application/document (if any).
All the filing documents should be in English or French and the Laotian version should be submitted within 03 months from the filing date;
Time for claiming priority under Paris Convention is 06 months from the first filing date;
Time from the filing to granting date is 06 months;
The validity term of a Design Patent is 05 years and renewable for two consecutive periods.