The international registration of designs through the Hague System provides a convenient avenue for applicants; however, due to differences in review procedures and regulations, challenges often arise during the national phase. This article explores common issues encountered in international design applications under the Hague System designating China and provides preventive measures to enhance the likelihood of a successful registration in China.
1) Missing View in Design Submission
According to the Examination Guidelines of Chinese Patent Law, so far as the product with a three-dimensional design is concerned, if the essential features of the design of the product involve six sides, the applicant shall submit orthographic projection of six-side views; if the essential features of the design of the product involve the view of one side or several sides only, the applicant shall submit at least orthographic projection view and space diagram of the side concerned, and indicate the reason of the omission of the view in the brief explanation. Read more