Spanish Designs

Spanish Designs

Registro de diseños industriales en España

Industrial Design Registration in Spain

Register your Design in Spain

Spanish design registrations are ruled by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) based in Madrid, Spain. The whole examination process can take just one month until it is registered and published. Spanish designs are commonly registered on a first-to-file basis. The application fees shall be paid at the time the design is filed. Registration is granted for an initial period of five years from the filing date, renewable for subsequent periods of five years up to a maximum of twenty five years. Once the design has been granted, the owner is entitled to use it and to obtain relief should any third party use it without the holder’s consent, after its grant has been published.


Why Spain?

Considering it is among the first European and global economies, its geostrategic location, population and fiscal incentives, registering your designs for the products you trade in the Spanish market can be relevant for your ROI, no matter what the size of your company is or industrial sector in which you are doing business. See more

Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEPM)

National Office

National design registrations in Spain are ruled by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) based in Madrid, Spain.


Main points of Spanish Designs

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How Abecsa Can Help You

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Spanish Design Registration Procedure and Time Taken

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International Designs Protecting Spain

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Information and Requirements to File a Spanish Design Application:

    • The full name and address of the applicant(s)-holder(s).
    • The nationality or country of establishment of the applicant(s)-holder(s).
    • VAT Number (NIF/NIE), only if the applicant is Spanish or established in a country of the EU.
    • Name and nationality of the designer(s).
    • Full details of the design and if appropriate, and a good representation of all the needed views of the design in JPG or similar.
    • Short description of the product(s) or design(s) to be registered.
    • The details of the application on which Convention Priority is to be claimed, if appropriate, within 6 months from first application date, along with the Certificate of Priority.
    • First disclosure of the product(s) or design(s) in Spain or in a specific country of the European Union and place, if any.
    • Your instructions on how we should proceed and approval of the likely costs.
    • Your immediate payment by bank transfer from invoice issue.
    • A POA signed by the applicant (no legalization) is required by this Office.


Contact Us

via our contact form if you need advice or our fees on any design issues such as:

      • Registering your design in Spain or an International Design Registration designating our country.
      • Seeking our Attorney’s representation and appointment in your design registration.
      • Opposing or declaring invalid a Spanish design registration applied for by others.
      • Defending your challenged Spanish design or International Design Registration designating Spain, from an opposition, official objection or an appeal.
      • Taking legal action against infringement of your registered or unregistered design right in Spain or in Europe being used by another person or company.
      • Renewing your Spanish design for an additional five-year-period.
      • Licensing the use of your designs or selling them ensuring the recordal of assignment of the designs to others.



If this is the first filing of your design, it is convenient that you do not disclose the aesthetic characteristics until you have applied for design protection, this may mean that, in certain cases, you might not be able to protect it, or your design may be declared invalid by anyone who proves this preceding disclosure (lack of novelty). However, you can safely discuss it with us, because as registered patent attorneys and lawyers, any information you disclose to us is legally privileged and confidential, using it strictly for the purpose or needed service we are instructed to handle in your name.