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About Design Protection
EU Design Case Law
Invalidity Division Decisions
OHIM Appeal Decisions
ECJ and CFI Decisions and Opinions
Community Design Regulation (CDR)
Design Directive 98 71
Implementation of the Design Directive
in the EU
Registered Designs Act 1949
Registered Designs Rules 2006
International Case Law
Designs of Parts, and Parts of Designs
Non Visible Component Parts
Unregistered Community Designs - first disclosure outside Europe
OHIM Prior Use Evidence
Joint Ownership in the EU
CDR Art 4
(1) A design shall be protected by a Community design to the extent that it is new and has individual character.
(2) A design applied to or incorporated in a product which constitutes a component part of a complex product shall only be considered to be new and to have individual character:
(a) if the component part, once it has been incorporated into the complex product, remains visible during normal use of the latter; and
(b) to the extent that those visible features of the component part fulfil in themselves the requirements as to novelty and individual character.
(3) ‘Normal use’ within the meaning of paragraph (2)(a) shall mean use by the end user, excluding maintenance, servicing or repair work.
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