Industrial Design Law protect both two-dimensional “patterns” (e.g., fabric patterns) as well as three-dimensional designs. They must be patterns or models of industrial objects that address themselves to the aesthetic sense of color or form. The prerequisite is the innovation as well as the peculiarity of the object, thus a creative activity of the designer. Designs of technical devices, designs of objects of consumption or also packaging are protected. However, parts of a complete product, such as a car bodyworks with the design right valid since 2003, are only protected if they are visible and properly used. This restriction is the result of the EU harmonization. Spare parts such as mudguards, hoods or bumpers are considered protection requirements and shall be protected as registered design.
What is a Design?
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