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DESIGNS OF THE COMMUNITY

A design is an outer appearance of a product or its part formed by specific features such as lines contours, colours, shape, structure, material, or decoration. The design protects an aesthetic value of a product. Generally, all that is unique in its shape has the potential to be a registered design. The registered design is valid for five years from the date of filing a design application. The term of validity of the design may be extended upon a request of the design owner four times at most, each time for another five years. The maximum protection of the design is 25 years.

Services provided:

  • Counselling in the field of design
  • Searches
  • Providing design registration in the European Union:
    • Preparing and filing applications of the Community designs
    • Representation in proceedings in the European Union Industrial Property Office in Alicante (EUIPO)
  • Extension of design registration validity
    • Watching terms and deadlines and extending registration validity
  • Recording of assignments/successions in title, licences, liens, owner´s data changes and the like into the Register of the EUIPO
  • Representation in design cancellation proceedings in the EUIPO
    • Filing proposals for invalidation of design cancellation
    • Representation of the design owner in proceedings against the filing proposal of design cancellation
  • Maintenance and protection of Community design rights
  • Exercise and enforcement of rights
 We advise

Consultations in the field of inventions, patents, utility models, trademarks and designs.

 We help

Find out all necessary information and submit applications to the relevant registration authorities.

 We protect

Rights protection against infringements, unfair competition conduct and enforcement of intellectual properties rights in judicial proceedings.

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