Resolution 60452 of 2022: new guidelines for filing industrial design applications before the Colombian Patent Office – SIC
On September 5, 2022, Resolution 60452 of 2022 entered into force. This Resolution updated the filing procedures for Industrial Designs applications in Colombia, adjusting some aspects of the applications to international practice.
Through this Resolution, numerals 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of Chapter One of Title X of the Circular of the SIC were modified, establishing that the request must be filed physically or by electronic means under the following parameters:
The title or name of the design must be generic, this means that must indicate the type or gender of the product (non-explanatory) and may not contain commercial references. The industrial design will be classified in accordance with the Locarno International Classification, this classification may be provided by the applicant, or if not, it will be carried out by the Patent Office.
The views/figures must be provided in JPG format indicating in each one the name of the view for a better understanding of the design. The applicant can file the number of views/perspectives necessary to clearly illustrate the form of the design, and by way of example, partial, enlarged or overall views may be included.
Novelties were included for the graphic representation of the design, allowing the representation of views or perspectives of cut or section of the design, provided that the traditional views are also presented. The cut or section views may be used as an illustration to achieve a better understanding of the requested design.
Regarding the representation of designs that are part of another element that is not claimed, the use of broken lines is allowed, to represent the environment of use of the product or represent elements that are not visible in the figures provided, understanding that these lines are not part of the claimed design.
Probably the most novel aspect of this update is the regulation of the precise and effective registration of GUI designs and animated designs, which allow the representation of objects through electronic/digital elements. In these, the animated sequences must contain the numbering of the sequence of figures for a clear and complete understanding of the movement and progression. Figures may express a text or number position within the design.
In this sense, the instructions related to the process of submitting applications for industrial designs are modified with the aim of updating said process in terms of graphic interface designs and/or animated designs, graphic representation and harmonizing the procedures of the SIC with the standards international.
Author: Nichole Silva I [email protected] I Intellectual Property / Patents