The application must be carefully prepared before being submitted. Applying for design registration is subject to the following requirements:
Once the administrative and payment requirements have been met, the design will be registered. Usually, a design registration is valid for five years and may be extended four times by a period of five years. The maximum protection is thus 25 years. After registration, the design will be published in a publication of the official authority.
The proprietor will generally only be entitled to take measures against infringers after registration and publication.