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Protecting designs used in business

06 Oct 2017

What is a Design? 

In short, ‘Design’ means ‘the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or its ornamentation’. This is the legal definition contained in the Community Design Regulation, Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002, which came into force on 6th March 2002.


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