Industrial Design Act

Version of section 29 from 2002-12-31 to 2018-11-04:


Marginal note:Application filed in another country

  •  (1) Subject to the regulations, an application for the registration of an industrial design filed in Canada by any person who has, or whose predecessor in title has, previously regularly filed an application for the registration of the same industrial design in or for a foreign country has the same force and effect as the same application would have if filed in Canada on the date on which the application for the registration of the same industrial design was first filed in or for that foreign country, if

    • (a) the application in Canada is filed within six months from the earliest date on which the foreign application was filed; and

    • (b) the person requests priority in respect of the application filed in Canada in accordance with the regulations and complies with any other prescribed requirements.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (2) In this section,

    foreign country

    pays étranger

    foreign country

    • (a) means a country that by treaty, convention or law affords a privilege to citizens of Canada that is similar to the privilege afforded by subsection (1) with respect to the effective date of an application for the registration of an industrial design, and

    • (b) includes a WTO Member; (pays étranger)

    WTO Agreement

    Accord sur l’OMC

    WTO Agreement has the meaning given to the word "Agreement" by subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act; (Accord sur l’OMC)

    WTO Member

    membre de l’OMC

    WTO Member means a Member of the World Trade Organization established by Article I of the WTO Agreement. (membre de l’OMC)

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-9, s. 29
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 171
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 118
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