Industrial design focused cooperation framework of the five leading IP offices
Study of practices on protection of new technological designs
To promote protection of emerging designs by comparing existing provisions and different practices among the ID5 Offices related to the protection of new and emerging industrial designs and identifying gaps in existing protection and office practices.
Partners intend to create a catalogue of the existing scope of legal frameworks and office practices used to protect identified emerging designs and consider improvements and developments to the existing legal framework and office practices identified in the catalogue that are beneficial to users and/or offices. Partners also intend to collaborate on future projects designed to bridge identified gaps in existing legal framework and office practices and monitor development of new types of emerging designs for potential consideration by the Partners in the future as appropriate.