Annual Technical Report 2004 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Romania (SCIT/ATR/ID/2004/RO)

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The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.

I. Evolution of registration activities

Changes experienced in terms of application filings and grants (registrations) with respect to the previous year

In 2004 there are not important changes in the number of applications compared with 2003.

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II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of industrial design documents and of secondary sources of industrial design information, i.e., official gazettes

The official gazette of OSIM is: OFFICIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY BULLETIN (BOPI) - Section “Industrial Designs” . It contains: All data on industrial designs applications within OSIM lists containing the issued certificates information on the changes in the legal status, others.
RO - DESIGN BULLETIN – monthly publication (PDF format); electronic version of BOPI - Section “Industrial Designs”

Main data published:
- Application (bibliographic data, graphic materials);
- Grants;
- Rejections;
- Renewals;
- Announcements of changes in the legal status;
- An alphabetic index of owners;
- A numerical index of applications.

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of industrial design information according to the classification systems applied

To classify industrial design applications, the International Classification of Industrial Designs, the seventh edition is used.

IV. Search file establishment and upkeep

V. Activities in the field of computerized search systems for industrial designs

- Since April 2003 “Common Software - ID” is into production
- The Office's computer infrastructure is as follows:
-Internet's network
-Web servers, e-mail (, etc.
-TCP/IP Network- 100 MB/s
-SAN system with a contected group of servers.

- The hardware used by Industrial Design Departament:
-20 PC Digital Pentium;
- two scanners HP ScanJet ADF;
- one laser printer XEROX 4510;

VI. Administration of industrial design services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering designs, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)

The Romanian industrial design collection and application collection comprises in excess of 54.607 designs.
The Romanian collection is structured by following both the LOC.(7) and the numerical criterion.
O.S.I.M. performs industrial design information services to the public upon request and against payment, on the state of the art, on the legal statuses of certificates and the prevention of infringement risks.
Any service may be requested by mail, e-mail or personally at the OSIM.
The first issue of the Official Bulletin of Industrial Property - Industrial Designs Section, may be consulted on Internet, free of charge.

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information

The Official Bulletin of Industrial Property - Industrial Designs Section, was distributed under exchange agreements to the following countries: AU, AT.BY, BG, CA, CZ,. HR, DK, EE, FR, DE, GR, NL, JP, YU, KR, LV, MD, NO, NZ, PL, RU, SK, SI. ES, SE, UZ, UA, HU, US, IT, PT, TR. Macedonia, Kyrgyz Republic
- in the same year, the OSIM also received gazettes from the following countries: EE, FR, JP, IL, NO, SE, US.
- The Official Bulletin is available on paper and CDROM formats.

VIII. Matters concerning education and training including technical assistance to developing countries

With regard to the fact that the Industrial Design Division has been functioning for a very short time, a great attention is paid to education and training of personnel. Concerning the same, the assistance of WIPO and some national offices is used.
The Industrial Design Division also rendered technical assistance in industrial design matters to the Agency for the Protection of Industrial Property from the Republic of Moldova upon request..
Members of the Industrial Design Division has participated in following promotional activities:
- seminars and conferences in the country
- participation to fairs across the countries for the entrepreneurial sectors, small
and medium enterprises and business to business groups;
- training of company specialists;
- contributing to the perception of the offices as a public service for the general
public, focusing on small and medium enterprises and supported by advertisments
and specific pamphlet and prospectus.

IX. Other relevant matters