Entitlement: You or any third party has the right to submit a cancellation or elimination request of an industrial design registration within 05 (five) years as of the registration date in the publication in an official gazette for an industrial property registration with DIP.
Grounds: Grounds for cancelling validity of industrial designs are provided in Article 45 of Lao IP Law as follows:
Special attention should be paid to the 4th ground of design cancellation/invalidation. After registration, you should use your industrial design in commercial activities in Laos. Otherwise, third parties can submit a cancellation request (within 5 years of the publication date of the registration) to terminate your industrial design on the grounds that you have failed to exploit it commercially
Procedures to handle a design cancellation request in Laos: