Implementing Regulations on Community designs

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2245/2002 of 21 October 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community designs

 

Preamble

 

Chapter I - Application procedure

 

Article 1 - Content of the application

 

Article 2 - Multiple application

 

Article 3 - Classification and indication of products

 

Article 4 - Representation of the design

 

Article 5 - Specimens

 

Article 6 - Fees for the application

 

Article 7 - Filing of the application

 

Article 8 - Claiming priority

 

Article 9 - Exhibition priority

 

Article 10 - Examination of requirements for a filing date and of formal requirements

 

Article 11 - Examination of grounds for non-registrability

 

Article 11a - Examination of grounds for refusal 

 

Article 12 - Withdrawal or correction of the application

 

 

Chapter II - Registration procedure

 

Article 13 - Registration of the design

 

Article 14 - Publication of the registration

 

Article 15 - Deferment of publication

 

Article 16 - Publication after the period for deferment

 

Article 17 - Certificate of registration

 

Article 18 - Maintenance of the design in an amended form

 

Article 19 - Change of the name or address of the holder or of his/her registered representative

 

Article 20 - Correction of mistakes and errors in the Register and in the publication of the registration

 

 

Chapter III - Renewal of registration

 

Article 21 - Notification of expiry of registration

 

Article 22 - Renewal of Community design registration

 

Article 22a - Renewals of international registration designating the Community

 

 

Chapter IV - Transfer, licences and other rights, changes

 

Article 23 - Transfer

 

Article 24 - Registration of licences and other rights 

 

Article 25 - Special provisions for the registration of a licence

 

Article 26 - Cancellation or modification of the registration of licences and other rights

 

 

Chapter V - Surrender and invalidity

 

Article 27 - Surrender

 

Article 28 - Application for a declaration of invalidity

 

Article 29 - Languages used in invalidity proceedings

 

Article 30 - Rejection of the application for declaration of invalidity as inadmissible

 

Article 31 - Examination of the application for a declaration of invalidity

 

Article 32 - Multiple applications for a declaration of invalidity

 

Article 33 - Participation of an alleged infringer

 

 

Chapter VI - Appeals

 

Article 34 - Content of the notice of appeal

 

Article 35 - Rejection of the appeal as inadmissible 

 

Article 36 - Examination of appeals 

 

Article 37 - Reimbursement of appeal fees 

 

 

Chapter VII - Decisions and communications of the office

 

Article 38 - Form of decisions 

 

Article 39 - Correction of errors in decisions 

 

Article 40 - Noting of loss of rights

 

Article 41 - Signature, name, seal

 

 

Chapter VIII - Oral proceedings and taking of evidence

 

Article 42 - Summons to oral proceedings

 

Article 43 - Taking of evidence by the Office

 

Article 44 - Commissioning of experts

 

Article 45 - Costs of taking of evidence

 

Article 46 - Minutes of oral proceedings and of evidence

 

 

Chapter IV - Notifications

 

Article 47 - General provisions on notifications

 

Article 48 - Notification by post

 

Article 49 - Notification by hand delivery

 

Article 50 - Notification by deposit in a post box at the Office

 

Article 51 - Notification by fax and other technical means

 

Article 52 - Public notification 

 

Article 53 - Notification to representatives

 

Article 54 - Irregularities in notification 

 

Article 55 - Notification of documents in the case of several parties

 

 

Chapter X - Time limits

 

Article 56 - Calculation of time limits

 

Article 57 - Duration of time limits

 

Article 58 - Expiry of time limits in special cases

 

 

Chapter XI - Interruption of proceedings and waiving of enforced recovery procedures

 

Article 59 - Interruption of proceedings

 

Article 60 - Waiving of enforced recovery procedures

 

 

Chapter XII - Representation

 

Article 61 - Appointment of a common representative 

 

Article 62 - Authorisations

 

Article 63 - Representation

 

Article 64 - Amendment of the special list of professional representatives for design matters

 

 

Chapter XIII - Written communications and forms

 

Article 65 - Communication in writing or by other means

 

Article 66 - Communication by fax

 

Article 67 - Communication by electronic means

 

Article 68 - Forms

 

 

Chapter XIV - Information to the public

 

Article 69 - Register of Community Designs

 

 

Chapter XV - Community designs bulleting and database

 

Article 70 - Community Designs Bulletin

 

Article 71 - Database

 

 

Chapter XVI - Inspection of files and keeping of files

 

Article 72 - Parts of the file excluded from inspection

 

Article 73 - Inspection of the Register of Community Designs

 

Article 74 - Procedures for the inspection of files

 

Article 75 - Communication of information contained in the files

 

Article 76 - Keeping of files

 

 

Chapter XVII - Administrative cooperation

 

Article 77 - Exchange of information and communications between the Office and the authorities of the Member States

 

Article 78 - Inspection of files by or via courts or authorities of the Member States

 

 

Chapter XVIII - Costs

 

Article 79 - Apportionment and fixing of costs

 

 

Chapter XIX - Languages

 

Article 80 - Applications and declarations

 

Article 81 - Written proceedings

 

Article 82 - Oral proceedings

 

Article 83 - Certification of translations

 

Article 84 - Legal authenticity of translations

 

 

Chapter XX - Reciprocity, transition period and entry into force

 

Article 85 - Publication of reciprocity

 

Article 86 - Transition period

 

Article 87 - Entry into force 

 

 

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