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Q16. After a pending design application was allowed and the registration fee was paid, the design has been slightly modified so as to tailor to the latest fashion. Is this design preferentially registered as a similar design related to the registered design?

Q16. After a pending design application was allowed and the registration fee was paid, the design has been slightly modified so as to tailor to the latest fashion. Is this design preferentially registered as a similar design related to the registered design?

A16. The modified design can be registered only when it is filed as a Related design before the allowed design is published in an official gazette (Art. 10). No advantageous treatment is given to the Related design.