The procedures for the registration and protection of designs in Iraq are similar to those of patents, except for the requirement of two miniature models of the design made of plastic or metal. A design registration is valid for seven years. Annuities are to be paid to maintain the design registration. Renewal of a design registration is not provided for in the Law.

Summary of the Copyright Registration System The Copyright Protection Law No. 3 for the year 1971 governs the protection of copyright in Iraq.

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