Deferment of Publication of Industrial Designs
This project compares the provisions and practices of the ID5 Partner Offices and the Hague System regarding specific tools and legal effects that can postpone the publication of designs and restrictions on enforcement of the rights under the unpublished condition. How the applicant decides when to publish the design varies by jurisdiction: Deferment of initiation of examination at the application stage, deferment of publication after registration, providing predictable examination period provided by the office. In this project, we take into account all the methods that can delay the aforementioned publication of industrial design applications or industrial design rights. The purpose of this catalogue is to promote users’ understanding of each jurisdiction’s design publication deferment system and use it in design management strategies.
A Study of Term of Protection and the Manner and Framework for Obtaining that Term of Protection for Industrial Design Rights
The aim of the project “Study of Term of Protection and the Manner and Framework for Obtaining that Term of Protection for Industrial Design rights” is to compare the provisions and different practices related to the various terms of protection for industrial designs. The purpose will be to identify where legal frameworks and office practices meet user needs to protect industrial design and to identify where legal frameworks and office practices could potentially be enhanced.
Remedies and relief for industrial design infringement
The aim of the project “Remedies for Industrial Design Infringement” is to give an overview of the available remedies and relief for industrial design infringement for each of the Partners, and how this remedy/relief is determined.