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CITMA & CIPA Community Designs Handbook, The
CITMA & CIPA Community Designs Handbook, The
Number of volumes: 1
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780421877702
Subscription Information: 5 releases a year, Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Looseleaf
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Community Designs Handbook provides a detailed description of the law and practice relating to designs law in the European Union. It acts as a companion to Sweet & Maxwell's European Union Trade Mark Handbook, and contains all the background materials and tools needed to understand and use the Community Design Regulation.

The work takes a 'how to' approach, taking the reader through all the various stages of registering a Community Design. Each section begins with an executive summary and a content outline, followed by the detail. The commentary is procedural-based, and also includes references to UK-specific and international considerations.

  • An authoritative guide to Community designs law, 'hand holding' the reader through the detailed procedure
  • Practical focus - every angle of practice and procedure is covered
  • Includes procedural checklists and case studies to aid understanding and compliance
  • Annual updates ensure readers are kept up to date with all developments are covered, e.g. new case law and EUIPO procedural changes
  • An official CITMA / CIPA publication, with all the authority that signifies

1. Introduction (inc Representation and Authorisation) 
2. Searching & Community Designs
3. Making a Registered Community Design Application
4. Examination: Admissibility and Amendments, Subject-matter and Morality
5. Deferred Publication
6. Publication of Registered Community Designs and Inspection of Files
6A.The Hague Agreement
7. Invalidation – Preliminaries and Filing
8. Invalidation – Procedure
9. Appeals
10. Duration and Renewal of Registered Community Designs
11. Entitlement
12. Assignments, Licenses, Rights in Rem/ Security Interests and other Transactions Relevant to Community Designs
13. Restitutio in Integrum
14. Unregistered Community Designs
15. Overlap with Trade Marks
16. Other parallel rights
- UK Rights 
- Overseas rights
17. Infringement
18. Defences to Infringement
19. Enforcement of a Community Design

General Editors
Patricia Collis
William Jones

5 updating releases published per annum. Updating releases are charged for individually when published. On receipt of your initial order the looseleaf mainwork, we will register you for the updating releases. When a new updating release is published, you will automatically receive the release along with the invoice. Please inform us, in writing, if at any time you wish to cancel the updating service. We will cancel the service and will not send you further releases.

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