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CHAPTER I : General Provisions
Article 1 Purpose
Article 2 Definitions
Article 3 Persons Entitled to Obtain Design Registration
Article 4 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER II : Requirements for Design Registration and Design Applications
Article 5 Requirements for Design Registration
Article 6 Unregistrable Designs
Article 7 Similar Designs
Article 8 Exception to Loss of Novelty
Article 9 Applications for Registration
Article 10 Joint Application
Article 11 A Single Application for a Single Design
Article 11bis Application for Multiple Design Registration
Article 12Design of a Set of Articles
Article 13 Secret Designs
Article 14 Application for Design Registration Filed by an Unentitled Person and Protection of the Lawful Holder of a Right
Article 15 Design Registration Granted to an Unentitled Person and Protection of the Lawful Holder of a Right
Article 16 First-to-File Rule
Article 17 Amendment of Procedure
Article 18 Amendment to Application and Change of Gist
Article 18bis Rejection of Amendment
Article 19 Division of Applications for the Registration of Designs
Article 20 Conversion of an Application
Article 20bis Conversion of an Application for Unexamined Design Registration etc
Article 21 Deleted
Article 22 Deleted
Article 23 Priority Claim under a Treaty
Article 23bis Laying Open an Application
Article 23ter Effect of Laying Open an Application
Article 23quater Transfer etc of the Right to Obtain Design Registration
Article 23quinquies Furnishing of Information
Article 24 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER III : Examination
Article 25 Examination by an Examiner
Article 26 Decision to Refuse Design Registration
Article 27 Notification of Reasons for Refusal
Article 28 Decision to Grant Design Registration
Article 29 Method of Deciding to Grant or Refuse Design Registration
Article 29bis Opposition to the Registration of an Unexamined Design
Article 29ter Amendment to Grounds for an Opposition to Unexamined Design Registration etc
Article 29quater Collegial Body for Examinations and Decisions etc
Article 29quinquies Decision on Opposition to Unexamined Designs Registration
Article 30 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER IV : Resistration Fees and Registration of Designs
Article 31 Design Registration Fees
Article 31bis Abandonment for Each Design at the Time of Paying Registration Fees
Article 32 Payment of Registration Fees by an Interested Party
Article 33 Late Payment of Registration Fees
Article 33bis Remaining Payment of Registration Fees
Article 33ter Restoration of an Application for Design Registration or a Design Right by Late Payment of Registration Fees etc
Article 34 Official Fees
Article 35 Reduction or Exemption of Registration Fees or Official Fees
Article 36 Refund of Registration Fees etc
Article 37 Design Register
Article 38 Issuance of a Design Registration Certificate
 
 
CHAPTER V : Design Right
Article 39 Registration of Establishment of a Design Right
Article 40 The Term of a Design Right
Article 41 Effects of a Design Right
Article 42 Design Right Related to a Similar Design
Article 43 Scope of Protection of a Registered Design
Article 44 Limitations of a Design Right
Article 45 Relationship with another Personí»s Registered Design
Article 46 Assignment and Joint Ownership of a Design Right
Article 47 Exclusive License
Article 48 Deleted
Article 49 Nonexclusive License
Article 50 Nonexclusive License by Virtue of Prior Use
Article 51 Nonexclusive License Due to Working before Registration of Demand for an Invalidation Trial
Article 52 Nonexclusive License after a Design Right Expires etc
Article 53 Abandonment of a Design Right
Article 54 Restriction on Abandonment of a Design Right etc
Article 55 Effect of Abandonment
Article 56 Pledge
Article 57 Subrogation for the Right of a Pledge
Article 58 Nonexclusive License when Transferring the Design Right by Exercising the Pledge Right
Article 59 Extinguishment of a Design Right in the Absence of a Successor
Article 60 Report on Working a Registered Design
Article 61 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER VI : Protection of Owner Design Right
Article 62 Injunction against an Infringement etc
Article 63 Acts Considered to be Infringing
Article 64 Presumption etc of the Amount of Damages
Article 65 Presumption of Negligence
Article 66 Measures for Recovering the Reputation of the Owner of a Design Right etc
Article 67 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER VII : Trial
Article 67bis Trial against a Decision to Reject an Amendment
Article 67ter Trial against a Decision to Refuse or Revoke Design Registration
Article 68 Trial to Invalidate a Design Registration
Article 69 Trial to Confirm the Scope of a Design Right
Article 70 Trial for Granting a Nonexclusive License
Article 71 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Provisions of Examination to Trial against the Decision to Refuse Design Registration
Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act
 
 
CHAPTER VIII : Retrial and Litigation
 
 
CHAPTER IX : Supplementary Provisions
 
 
CHAPTER X : Penal Provisions
 
 
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