Community Designs Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs

 

Preamble

 

Title I - General provisons

 

Article 1 - Community design

 

Article 2 - Office

 

 

Title II - The law relating to designs

 

Section 1 - Requirements for protection

 

Article 3 - Definitions

 

Article 4 - Requirements for protection

 

Article 5 - Novelty

 

Article 6 - Individual character

 

Article 7 - Disclosure

 

Article 8 - Designs dictated by their technical function and designs of interconnections

 

Article 9 - Designs contrary to public policy or morality

 

 

Section 2 - Scope and term of protection

 

Article 10 - Scope of protection

 

Article 11 - Commencement and term of protection of the unregistered Community design

 

Article 12 - Commencement and term of protection of the registered Community design

 

Article 13 - Renewal

 

 

Section 3 - Right to the Community design

 

Article 14 - Right to the Community design

 

Article 15 - Claims relating to the entitlement to a Community design

 

Article 16 - Effects of a judgement on entitlement to a registered Community design

 

Article 17 - Presumption in favour of the registered holder of the design

 

Article 18 - Right of the designer to be cited

 

 

Section 4 - Effects of the Community design

 

Article 19 - Rights conferred by the Community design

 

Article 20 - Limitation of the rights conferred by a Community design

 

Article 21 - Exhaustion of rights

 

Article 22 - Rights of prior use in respect of a registered Community design


Article 23 - Government use

 

 

Section 5 - Invalidity

 

Article 24 - Declaration of invalidity

 

Article 25 - Grounds for invalidity

 

Article 26 - Consequences of invalidity

 

  

Title III - Community designs as objects of property

 

Article 27 - Dealing with Community designs as national design rights

 

Article 28 - Transfer of the registered Community design

 

Article 29 - Rights in rem on a registered Community design

 

Article 30 - Levy of execution

 

Article 31 - Insolvency proceedings

 

Article 32 - Licensing

 

Article 33 - Effects vis-à-vis third parties

 

Article 34 - The application for a registered Community design as an object of property

 

 

Title IV - Application for a registered community design

 

Section 1- Filing of applications and the conditions which govern them

 

Article 35 - Filing and forwarding of applications

 

Article 36 - Conditions with which applications must comply

 

Article 37- Multiple applications

 

Article 38 - Date of filing

 

Article 39 - Equivalence of Community filing with national filing

 

Article 40 - Classification

 

 

Section 2- Priority

 

Article 41 - Right of priority

 

Article 42 - Claiming priority

 

Article 43 - Effect of priority right

 

Article 44 - Exhibition priority

 

 

Title V - Registration procedure

 

Article 45 - Examination as to formal requirements for filing

 

Article 46 - Remediable deficiencies

 

Article 47 - Grounds for non-registrability

 

Article 48 - Registration

 

Article 49 - Publication

 

Article 50 - Deferment of publication

 

 

Title VI - Surrender and invalidity of the registered community design

 

Article 51 - Surrender

 

Article 52 - Application for a declaration of invalidity

 

Article 53 - Examination of the application

 

Article 54 - Participation in the proceedings of the alleged infringer

 

 

Title VII - Appeals

 

Article 55 - Decisions subject to appeal


Article 56 - Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings

 

Article 57 - Time limit and form of appeal

 

Article 58 - Interlocutory revision

 

Article 59 - Examination of appeals

 

Article 60 - Decisions in respect of appeals

 

Article 61 - Actions before the Court of Justice

 

 

Title VIII - Procedure before the office

 

Section 1 - General provisions

 

Article 62 - Statement of reasons on which decisions are based

 

Article 63 - Examination of the facts by the Office of its own motion

 

Article 64 - Oral proceedings

 

Article 65 - Taking of evidence

 

Article 66 - Notification

 

Article 67 - Restitutio in integrum

 

Article 68 - Reference to general principles

 

Article 69 - Termination of financial obligations

 

  

Section 2 - Costs

 

Article 70 - Apportionment of costs

 

Article 71 - Enforcement of decisions fixing the amount of costs

 

  

Section 3 - Informing the public and the official authorities of the Member States

 

Article 72 - Register of Community designs

 

Article 73 - Periodical publications

 

Article 74 - Inspection of files

 

Article 75 - Administrative cooperation

 

Article 76 - Exchange of publications

 

  

Section 4 - Representation

 

Article 77 - General principles of representation

 

Article 78 - Professional representation

 

 

Title IX - Jurisdiction and procedure in legal actions relating to community designs

 

Section 1 - Jurisdiction and enforcement

 

Article 79 - Application of the Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement

  

 

Section 2 - Disputes concerning the infringement and validity of Community designs

 

Article 80 - Community design courts

 

Article 81 - Jurisdiction over infringement and validity

 

Article 82 - International jurisdiction

 

Article 83 - Extent of jurisdiction on infringement

 

Article 84 - Action or counterclaim for a declaration of invalidity of a Community design

 

Article 85 - Presumption of validity - defence as to the merits

 

Article 86 - Judgements of invalidity

 

Article 87 - Effects of the judgement on invalidity

 

Article 88 - Applicable law

 

Article 89 - Sanctions in actions for infringement

 

Article 90 - Provisional measures, including protective measures


Article 91 - Specific rules on related actions

 

Article 92 - Jurisdiction of Community design courts of second instance - further appeal

 

 

Section 3 - Other disputes concerning Community designs

 

Article 93 - Supplementary provisions on the jurisdiction of national courts other than Community design courts

 

Article 94 - Obligation of the national court

 

 

Title X - Effects on the laws of the member states

 

Article 95 - Parallel actions on the basis of Community designs and national design rights

 

Article 96 - Relationship to other forms of protection under national law

 

 

Title XI - Supplementary provisions concerning the office

 

Section 1 - General provisions

 

Article 97 - General provision

 

Article 98 - Language of proceedings

 

Article 99 - Publication and register

 

Article 100 - Supplementary powers of the President

 

Article 101 - Supplementary powers of the Administrative Board

 

 

Section 2 - Procedures

 

Article 102 - Competence

 

Article 103 - Examiners

 

Article 104 - The Administration of Trade Marks and Designs and Legal Division

 

Article 105 - Invalidity Divisions

 

Article 106 - Boards of Appeal

 

 

Title XIa - International registration of designs

 

Section 1 - General provisions

 

Article 106a - Application of provisions

 

 

Section 2 - International registrations designating the community

 

Article 106b - Procedure for filing the international application

 

Article 106c - Designation fees

 

Article 106d - Effects of international registration designating the European Community

 

Article 106e - Refusal

 

Article 106f - Invalidation of the effects of an international registration

 

 

Title XII - Final provisions

 

Article 107 - Implementing regulation 

 

Article 108 - Rules of procedure of the Boards Appeal

 

Article 109 - Committee

 

Article 110 - Transitional provision

 

Article 110a - Provisions relating to the enlargement of the Community

 
Article 111 - Entry into force

 

 

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