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Q7. What are typical reasons a design application may be rejected?

Q7. What are typical reasons a design application may be rejected?

A7.
(1) The design lacks novelty (see A2.(1)(i) and (ii)).
(2) The design is easily created (see A2.(1)(iii)).
(3) The application lacks unity of design (see A4.).
(4) The application does not comply with the first-to-file rule (see A9.).
(5) The partial design is identical or similar to a part of the whole design disclosed in another application having an earlier filing date but its Gazette was published after the application (Art.3bis).