Renewal of a Community design

A Community design is protected during a period of 5 years from its filing date

This protection is renewable by successive periods of 5 years until a maximum period of 25 years.


The extension of a design must be requested within a period of 6 months expiring the first day of the month during which the protection of the design comes to end.

For example, if a design was filed the 5th January, 2006, it is possible to ask its extension from the 5th July, 2010 and until the 31st January, 2011.

In case of extension defect of the design within the time limit, the extension can still be requested by paying a fine, within an additional period of 6 months beginning the 1st day of the month following the expiration of the design. Thus, if the extension of the design filed the 5th January, 2006 has not been requested, it is possible to do it until the 1st August, 2011.