Legal review on industrial design protection in Europe
Final report - Study
The general purpose of the study is to analyse whether the existing EU legal framework for design protection contributes to the Innovation Union strategy which aims to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for ideas to be turned into products that will bring growth of the EU economy and jobs. It assesses the substantive and procedural rules concerning the Community Design Right and also national design rights, and provides a coherent assessment of the current two-layered system of design protection in the EU.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (European Commission) , Indiville , Spark Legal Network and Consultancy Ltd , Time.lex , University of London. Queen Mary Themes: Patents – Protection of intellectual property, Industrial policy
- Subject: copyright, designs and models, EU trade mark, industrial counterfeiting, industrial policy, innovation, patent, patent law, product design