Sudan issued in July 1999 the implementing regulation for Industrial Designs law of 1974. Based on these regulations the Industrial Designs office will accept applications for Industrial Designs. These will examine the application in terms of novelty and to make sure that the filing requirements are fulfilled.

Protection of Industrial designs shall be valid for 5 years from the date of the application, and may be renewed for two successive five year periods, renewal fees should be paid within 12 months, with a grace period of 6 months allowed to pay the fees after the lapse of the legal period provided that a late renewal fee should be paid.

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