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When a Notice of Allowance (assessment of a patent) is issued, a payment of Initial Annuity for the period covering the first 1 to 3 years of the issuing patent is required to be made in a single installment.

After payment of Initial Annuity for a period of 1 to 3 years, the Design Application is entered in the Registry of the Patent Office and then a Letters Patent and an Official Gazette are issued.

To maintain a design patent right an annuity fee must be paid from the 4th year of the grant of the design patent.


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