Mittwoch, 21.September 2016

Convergence on Graphic Design Requirements

In a joint project with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the national European IP offices have revised the requirements for the graphic representtation of designs and prepared guidelines for ensuring common practices in design registration proceedings.

The German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) has been implementing said guidelines since July 15, 2016, with particular attention announced to be paid to constraints on graphic protection and evaluation standards as regards neutral background.

A joint communication of the IP offices concerned regarding the topics and results of the project can be found here.