Grounds for non-registrability
- If the Office, in carrying out the examination pursuant to
Article 45, notices that the design for which protection is
(a) does not correspond to the definition under Article 3(a); or
(b) is contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of
morality, it shall refuse the application.
- The application shall not be refused before the applicant
has been allowed the opportunity of withdrawing or amending
the application or of submitting his observations.