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Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. TITLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Community design

    2. Article 2.Office

  3. TITLE II THE LAW RELATING TO DESIGNS

    1. Section 1 Requirements for protection

      1. Article 3.Definitions

      2. Article 4.Requirements for protection

      3. Article 5.Novelty

      4. Article 6.Individual character

      5. Article 7.Disclosure

      6. Article 8.Designs dictated by their technical function and designs of interconnections

      7. Article 9.Designs contrary to public policy or morality

    2. Section 2 Scope and term of protection

      1. Article 10.Scope of protection

      2. Article 11.Commencement and term of protection of the unregistered Community design

      3. Article 12.Commencement and term of protection of the registered Community design

      4. Article 13.Renewal

    3. Section 3 Right to the Community design

      1. Article 14.Right to the Community design

      2. Article 15.Claims relating to the entitlement to a Community design

      3. Article 16.Effects of a judgement on entitlement to a registered Community design

      4. Article 17.Presumption in favour of the registered holder of the design

      5. Article 18.Right of the designer to be cited

    4. Section 4 Effects of the Community design

      1. Article 19.Rights conferred by the Community design

      2. Article 20.Limitation of the rights conferred by a Community design

      3. Article 21.Exhaustion of rights

      4. Article 22.Rights of prior use in respect of a registered Community design

      5. Article 23.Government use

    5. Section 5 Invalidity

      1. Article 24.Declaration of invalidity

      2. Article 25.Grounds for invalidity

      3. Article 26.Consequences of invalidity

  4. TITLE III COMMUNITY DESIGNS AS OBJECTS OF PROPERTY

    1. Article 27.Dealing with Community designs as national design rights

    2. Article 28.Transfer of the registered Community design

    3. Article 29.Rights in rem on a registered Community design

    4. Article 30.Levy of execution

    5. Article 31.Insolvency proceedings

    6. Article 32.Licensing

    7. Article 33.Effects vis-à-vis third parties

    8. Article 34.The application for a registered Community design as an object of property

  5. TITLE IV APPLICATION FOR A REGISTERED COMMUNITY DESIGN

    1. Section 1 Filing of applications and the conditions which govern them

      1. Article 35.Filing and forwarding of applications

      2. Article 36.Conditions with which applications must comply

      3. Article 37.Multiple applications

      4. Article 38.Date of filing

      5. Article 39.Equivalence of Community filing with national filing

      6. Article 40.Classification

    2. Section 2 Priority

      1. Article 41.Right of priority

      2. Article 42.Claiming priority

      3. Article 43.Effect of priority right

      4. Article 44.Exhibition priority

  6. TITLE V REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

    1. Article 45.Examination as to formal requirements for filing

    2. Article 46.Remediable deficiencies

    3. Article 47.Grounds for non-registrability

    4. Article 48.Registration

    5. Article 49.Publication

    6. Article 50.Deferment of publication

  7. TITLE VI SURRENDER AND INVALIDITY OF THE REGISTERED COMMUNITY DESIGN

    1. Article 51.Surrender

    2. Article 52.Application for a declaration of invalidity

    3. Article 53.Examination of the application

    4. Article 54.Participation in the proceedings of the alleged infringer

  8. TITLE VII APPEALS

    1. Article 55.Decisions subject to appeal

    2. Article 56.Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings

    3. Article 57.Time limit and form of appeal

    4. Article 58.Interlocutory revision

    5. Article 59.Examination of appeals

    6. Article 60.Decisions in respect of appeals

    7. Article 61.Actions before the Court of Justice

  9. TITLE VIII PROCEDURE BEFORE THE OFFICE

    1. Section 1 General provisions

      1. Article 62.Statement of reasons on which decisions are based

      2. Article 63.Examination of the facts by the Office of its own motion

      3. Article 64.Oral proceedings

      4. Article 65.Taking of evidence

      5. Article 66.Notification

      6. Article 67.Restitutio in integrum

      7. Article 68.Reference to general principles

      8. Article 69.Termination of financial obligations

    2. Section 2 Costs

      1. Article 70.Apportionment of costs

      2. Article 71.Enforcement of decisions fixing the amount of costs

    3. Section 3 Informing the public and the official authorities of the Member States

      1. Article 72.Register of Community designs

      2. Article 73.Periodical publications

      3. Article 74.Inspection of files

      4. Article 75.Administrative cooperation

      5. Article 76.Exchange of publications

    4. Section 4 Representation

      1. Article 77.General principles of representation

      2. Article 78.Professional representation

  10. TITLE IX JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE IN LEGAL ACTIONS RELATING TO COMMUNITY DESIGNS

    1. Section 1 Jurisdiction and enforcement

      1. Article 79.Application of the Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement

    2. Section 2 Disputes concerning the infringement and validity of Community designs

      1. Article 80.Community design courts

      2. Article 81.Jurisdiction over infringement and validity

      3. Article 82.International jurisdiction

      4. Article 83.Extent of jurisdiction on infringement

      5. Article 84.Action or counterclaim for a declaration of invalidity of a Community design

      6. Article 85.Presumption of validity — defence as to the merits

      7. Article 86.Judgements of invalidity

      8. Article 87.Effects of the judgement on invalidity

      9. Article 88.Applicable law

      10. Article 89.Sanctions in actions for infringement

      11. Article 90.Provisional measures, including protective measures

      12. Article 91.Specific rules on related actions

      13. Article 92.Jurisdiction of Community design courts of second instance — further appeal

    3. Section 3 Other disputes concerning Community designs

      1. Article 93.Supplementary provisions on the jurisdiction of national courts other than Community design courts

      2. Article 94.Obligation of the national court

  11. TITLE X EFFECTS ON THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES

    1. Article 95.Parallel actions on the basis of Community designs and national design rights

    2. Article 96.Relationship to other forms of protection under national law

  12. TITLE XI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE OFFICE

    1. Section 1 General provisions

      1. Article 97.General provision

      2. Article 98.Language of proceedings

      3. Article 99.Publication and register

      4. Article 100.Supplementary powers of the President

      5. Article 101.Supplementary powers of the Administrative Board

    2. Section 2 Procedures

      1. Article 102.Competence

      2. Article 103.Examiners

      3. Article 104.The Administration of Trade Marks and Designs and Legal Division

      4. Article 105.Invalidity Divisions

      5. Article 106.Boards of Appeal

  13. TITLE XIa INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF DESIGNS

    1. Section 1 General provisions

      1. Article 106a. Application of provisions

    2. Section 2 International registrations designating the community

      1. Article 106b. Procedure for filing the international application

      2. Article 106c. Designation fees

      3. Article 106d. Effects of international registration designating the European Community

      4. Article 106e. Refusal

      5. Article 106f. Invalidation of the effects of an international registration

  14. TITLE XII FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 107.Implementing regulation

    2. Article 108.Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal

    3. Article 109.Committee

    4. Article 110.Transitional provision

    5. Article 110a. Provisions relating to the enlargement of the Community

    6. Article 111.Entry into force

  15. Signature

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