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Ordine dei Consulenti in proprietà industriale Il disegno comunitario nellesperienza dellUAMI: domande & risposte Giornata italiana, Milano, 09.10.2006.

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1 Ordine dei Consulenti in proprietà industriale Il disegno comunitario nellesperienza dellUAMI: domande & risposte Giornata italiana, Milano, 09.10.2006 José J. Izquierdo, Assistant to Director, Designs Department

2 Content Il disegno comunitario: prassi e giurisprudenza (09.30-10.30) General update on the Registered Community Design (RCD) Examination Invalidity Decisions from the Boards of Appeal Infringement cases on CDs Web services per il designo (11.30-12.00) RCD e-filing RCD online Eurolocarno Questions at any time

3 Il disegno comunitario: prassi e giurisprudenza

4 Examination and registration operations

5 RCD OVERALL FIGURES Total designs received (until 31/08/2006) :201.000 Designs refused: 1.000 Designs withdrawn:1.400 Total designs published:192.000 Average designs / application: 3.8 80% of designs published within: 8 weeks Applications for invalidity: 315 (0.16%)

6 31,551 filed designs by IT applicants (15.69%: after DE and before US) 30,853 filed designs by IT representatives (15.34%: after DE & UK) Most common sectors: furniture (class 06); clothing (class 02); packaging (class 09)

7 RCD 13 RCD 21

8 RCD 480439

9 RCD 473251

10 RCD Locarno Class: 99 RCD Locarno Class: 99 CTM Nice classes:9, 16, 18, 25, 28, 38, 41 CTM Nice classes:9, 16, 18, 25, 28, 38, 41

11 Examination of Italian applications …but some tips to improve the filing and its processing

12 RCD 425103

13 RCD 122650RCD 479399

14 Use e-filing or only mail; avoid fax even if urgent filing is required (e.g. priority)

15 Views relate to the same design

16 Discuss: Colour issue: claim; extra views for the file…

17 Ornamentale Other: plural indication; specify indication in case of multiple application

18 Numero di prospettive 1.1 1.A

19 1.1 1.2 Numero di prospettive

20 Autore

21 Procura

22 Invalidity

23 Open cases In inter partes proceedings ready for decision Total Until 2005929101 200631720 Cumulated9526121 Total cases filedSettledOpenTotal Until 200595101196 20069920119 Cumulated194121315 OVERVIEW OF CASES

24 OUTCOME OF INVALIDITY CASES

25 NATIONALITY OF APPLICANTS

26 GROUNDS FOR INVALIDITY FREQUENCY OF CLAIMS CASES DISCUSSED UNTIL NOW

27 Prior Spanish Industrial Model RCD 3595-0001 27.04.04 Decision available in:

28 RCD 18148-0001 Prior RCD 1276-0002 03.06.04

29 Prior designRCD 55520-0001 02.07.04

30 Prior Spanish utility modelRCD 3660-0001 20.07.04

31 RCD 5269-0001 Prior Community Trade Mark 998450 03.12.04

32 RCD 20318-0001 Prior Spanish industrial model Prior Spanish trade marks 01.03.05

33 23.05.05 Prior international registration RCD 1912-0001

34 14.06.05 Prior German design and international registration RCD 107396-0001

35 RCD 85311-0001 Prior Japanese design 20.06.05

36 RCD 74463-0001 Prior RCD 53186-0001 20.06.05

37 RCD 58334-0002 Prior Spanish trade mark 29.07.05

38 RCD 58334 -0001 Prior Spanish trade marks 05.09.05

39 RCD 000294145-0001 Prior Spanish design 13.12.05

40 RCD 286430-0001 CTM 377580 08.02.06 Prior Spanish design (published but refused)

41 RCD 000162425 01.03.06 (151) 04.1 0.20 04 841 353 (180) 04.10.201 4 (171)10 (732)Zellweger Analytics Limited Hatch Pond House, 4 Stinsford Road, Nuffield Estate Poole, Dorset BH17 0RZ (GB) (811)GB (842)Incorporat ed company UNITED KINGDO M (740)KILBUR N & STRODE 20 Red Lion Street London WC1R 4PJ (GB) (540)MIDAS (511) (821)EM, 01.04.200 4, 00373359 9 (832)AU, CH, JP, US 09Gas sensors and detectors; gas detecting, gas monitoring and gas analysing apparatus and instruments; gas sensors and detectors incorporating a pump or extractor system for the extraction of gases; electrochemical cells; electrochemical cells for sensing, detecting, measuring and analysing gas; parts and fittings for the aforesaid goods. Détecteurs et capteurs de gaz; appareils et instruments de détection, contrôle et analyse de gaz; détecteurs et capteurs de gaz équipés d'un purgeur ou d'une pompe de dégazage; piles électrochimiques; piles électrochimiques utilisées pour capter, détecter, mesurer et analyser des gaz; parties et garnitures des produits précités. Sensores y detectores de gas; aparatos e instrumentos de detección de gas, de supervisión de gas y de análisis de gas; sensores y detectores de gas que incorporan una bomba o un sistema de extracción para extraer gases; pilas electroquímicas; pilas electroquímicas para detectar, medir y analizar gas; partes y piezas para los productos anteriormente mencionados. International TM ¿Any use of a distinctive sign in a design implies its invalidity? NO

42 CONCLUSIONI DELLAVVOCATO GENERALE DÁMASO RUIZ-JARABO COLOMER, C-48/05, 07.03.06 Adam Opel AG contro Autec AG Lutilizzazione per giocattoli di un segno registrato non costituisce un uso in quanto marchio ai sensi dellart. 5, n. 1, lett. a), della direttiva del Consiglio 21 dicembre 1988, 89/104/CEE[..] quando il produttore di un modellino giocattolo di automobile riproduce in miniatura un autoveicolo realmente esistente, incluso il marchio del titolare di questultimo apposto sulloriginale, e lo immette in commercio Opel Astra V8 coupe

43 RCD 226444

44 Prior design RCD 119961 -0001 06.02.06

45 RCD 000370200-0001 29.03.06 Prior designs

46 RCD 352315-0007 24.08.06 Prior German TM

47 RCD 196167-0003 29.08.06 Prior design

48 RCD 000273693-0001 31.08.06 Prior Chinese design

49 RCD 0000171178-0005 31.08.06 Prior design

50 RCD 330782 -0001 12.09.06 Prior French TM

51 RCD 123013-0001 13.09.06 Prior UK design

52 Appeal

53 Appeals SETTLED CASES 20048 IR granted6 Decision made2 SETTLED CASES 20057 IR granted3 Decision made2 Closed without decision1 SETTLED CASES 20063 IR granted1 Decision made2 Closed without decision 0

54 COLOUR: RCD 000068606-0001 Filed on 04/08/2003 Published on 23/03/2004 Interlocutory review by DD

55 Filing date (appl. sent via Natl Office): RCD 000110382-0001 Filed on 28/11/2003 Published on 23/03/2004 R 351/2004-3: BoA did not endorse Examiner (21.09.04) Finding: filing date must be 20/08/2003

56 COLOUR: RCD 000165683 -0001 Filed on 26/04/2004 Published on 09/08/2005 R 965/2004-3 :BoA endorsed Examiner (31.03.05): 7 views: 4 in blue and 3 in red – 2 different designs

57 PRIORITY: RCD 000230990-0001 Filed on 24/09/2004 Published on 11/07/2006 R 784-200-3: BoA reversed Examiner (14.03.06): priority from more than one previous application can be claimed when the registration of a Community design is filed

58 Caselaw on CDs http://oami.eu.int/en/design/aspects/cdcourt.htm

59 RCD 000016407-0001 RCD 000016407-0002 Europochette c.s. vs Vanderbiest c.s. (The Hague court, 27.10.04) give an informed user a different overall impression from that of Europochette. Extract from ruling:.. the sleeping-bag design in general is not eligible for protection. Only the specific way in which it is configured is protectable … The Judge for Interim Injunctions finds that, given the designers limited freedom in developing a cutlery pouch, described in 3.9 – 3.11 above, the differences between Europochette on the one hand and the wide and narrow versions of NapTidi on the other hand are more than minor. Indeed, the NapTidi pouches give an informed user a different overall impression from that of Europochette.

60 UCD presented in CeBit trade fair on 12.03.02 http://press.nokia.com/PR/200203/851838_5.html UCD presented in CeBit trade fair on 12.03.02 http://press.nokia.com/PR/200203/851838_5.html Nokia Corporation vs Jassim Waly Hussin (Stockholm District court, 22.12.04)

61 UCDs of Starform (deposited before Dutch tax authorities in May/June 2004 and marketed since August 2004) Starform BV vs Time Out Holland (The Hague Court, 07.01.05) RCDs No. 255104 by Time Out ( filed on 18.11.04; published on 08.02.05)

62 RCDs by Plastimoda Plastimoda Spa vs Creaciones BEloni SL (AP Alicante, CTM & CD appellate court, 14.04.05)

63 Infringers goods UCD by Plastimoda

64 Invoked rights: CTM 91884, CTM 91835, RCDs 32438-0002, 32438-0004; 62591-0006 BMW vs Svenska Gummihuset (Stockholm District court, 15.04.05) Infringing goods as displayed in the defendants website (extract of judgment)

65 Festina Lotus vs Grupo Munreco SL (Juzgado Alicante, CTM & CD first instance court, 20.10.05) RCD 330667-23; 380027-1; 380027-2; 380027-38 by Festina – Subject to Invalidity proceedings before OHIM Infringing goods (also protected as RCD by Munreco)

66 Panini España SA vs Kelloggs España SL (Juzgado Alicante, CTM & CD first instance court, 21.12.05) RCD 110648-0006 by Panini Infringing goods

67 Tous SL vs Vilplasgo SL (AP Alicante, CTM & CD appellate court, 01.03.06) CTM 3236619 - used as ornament in TOUS handbags, disclosed as UCDs during spring-summer campaigns 2003-2004 Ornaments used by the defendant in infringing goods - Such ornaments protected as RCDs 15904-1 & 3

68 Web services per il disegno

69 RCD e-filing RCD e-filing

70 RCD-ONLINE SEARCH SYSTEM RCD-ONLINE SEARCH SYSTEM

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