How can I benefit from Article 4 of the Paris Convention in subsequent design filings?
Article 4 of the Paris Convention relates to the right of priority. If you have filed an application for the registration of a design in a Convention country, you may claim a right of priority for the registration of the same design when filing the subsequent application in another Convention country.
If a right of priority is claimed, you will have priority from (and including) the date on which the first Convention application was filed. Hence, the subsequent application is treated, for the purposes of determining whether that design is new, as filed on the date on which the first Convention application was filed.
The subsequent application and claim of priority must be made within 6 months after the date on which the first Convention application is filed.
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