Examination of the design application

The relevant office only examines the adherence to the formal registration requirements for the design, but the design also has to satisfy material protection requirements in order to be protected as a design, these being novelty and so-called uniqueness.

 

Design search

This explains the importance of carrying out a design search or registered design search prior to the application since the office does not examine whether the design for which application is made meets this protection requirements.

If the registration requirements are given, the design is entered by the office in an official register and the entry is published.

The office does not check whether the design to be protected actually only contains that which the application wished to protect as “his” design. Unnecessary features unnecessarily restrict the protection of the design.

 

Assistance from an experienced patent attorney

Among other things this should be taken into account before a design application is made and I would be pleased to assist you here.

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