Industrial sample is a new original solution of a product defining its design and properties: its form, configuration, ornament and combination of colors. A label or a book cover are typical examples of industrial samples. It is possible to register design of a label, a non-standard form of a bottle, appearance of a dairy package, etc. The design of wine bottles with slightly inclined neck and a small dent sideways the French wine-making house of "J.P. Chenet" is known in the whole world. Appealing to esthetic tastes of consumers an industrial sample makes a product more attractive. An industrial sample is actual for products of fashion industry, industrial and domestic production.
An industrial sample is patentable (patent validity comes to 10 years on condition of payment of annual duty). Taking out the patent patent owner gets the right to dispose of an industrial sample. No person can use an industrial sample without a permission of patent holder.
But a patent is granted in all cases. FIPS will not satisfy an application for appearance and design of objects of architecture (except for small objects) and for the products made of liquid, gases, sand and other unstable materials, for the decisions concerning only technical function.