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Benelux design

A Benelux design is valid in the Benelux territory. It consists of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.

A Benelux design right can be acquired by filing a design application in the Benelux Design register. The design right is in principle a fact when you have acquired a design registration. Since no examination of the design is conducted during the registration procedure it can happen that you receive a registration certificate whereas the design does not meet the requirements of the law. In that event no rights have been acquired, even though you did receive a certificate of registration.

The procedure for the registration of Benelux designs is obsolete with the consequence that in 99% of the cases we recommend to file a European design application instead of a Benelux one.

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