Thoughts on recent Community Designs applications

22 October 2013

We’ve highlighted below some recent Community Design applications which may inspire or interest you.

RCD 2273003-0001 This design (for which there is just this single representation), is registered for ‘concrete slabs’. It is arguably difficult to see how such a design could be said to be new and/or have individual character if challenged in invalidity proceedings. 



  

 
RCD 2083261-0001 The trade mark ‘Rabtrolley’ has been prominently included in the protected design. However, in doing so, has the scope of protection afforded to this design been restricted in respect of similar products which do not reproduce the trade mark?


 
RCD 2287474-0001
Registration for packaging of Vesomni, Astellas’ prostate drug. Possibly this has been registered to enhance protection against counterfeits?
  RCD 2285460-0001
Shows use of broken lines to exclude part of design from protection.



 
This article is part of the DesignWrites Newsletter for October 2013.

This article is part of the DesignWrites Newsletter for October 2013.
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