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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, José J. Izquierdo, Assistant to Director, Designs Department

2 Content Il disegno comunitario: prassi e giurisprudenza ( ) 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 ( ) 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5 RCD OVERALL FIGURES Total designs received (until 31/08/2006) : Designs refused: Designs withdrawn:1.400 Total designs published: Average designs / application: % of designs published within: 8 weeks Applications for invalidity: 315 (0.16%)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

9 RCD

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

13 RCD RCD

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 A

19 Numero di prospettive

20 Autore

21 Procura

22 Invalidity

23 Open cases In inter partes proceedings ready for decision Total Until Cumulated Total cases filedSettledOpenTotal Until Cumulated 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 Decision available in:

28 RCD Prior RCD

29 Prior designRCD

30 Prior Spanish utility modelRCD

31 RCD Prior Community Trade Mark

32 RCD Prior Spanish industrial model Prior Spanish trade marks

33 Prior international registration RCD

34 Prior German design and international registration RCD

35 RCD Prior Japanese design

36 RCD Prior RCD

37 RCD Prior Spanish trade mark

38 RCD Prior Spanish trade marks

39 RCD Prior Spanish design

40 RCD CTM Prior Spanish design (published but refused)

41 RCD (151) (180) (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, , (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, 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

44 Prior design RCD

45 RCD Prior designs

46 RCD Prior German TM

47 RCD Prior design

48 RCD Prior Chinese design

49 RCD Prior design

50 RCD Prior French TM

51 RCD Prior UK design

52 Appeal

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

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

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

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

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

58 Caselaw on CDs

59 RCD RCD Europochette c.s. vs Vanderbiest c.s. (The Hague court, ) 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 UCD presented in CeBit trade fair on Nokia Corporation vs Jassim Waly Hussin (Stockholm District court, )

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, ) RCDs No by Time Out ( filed on ; published on )

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

63 Infringers goods UCD by Plastimoda

64 Invoked rights: CTM 91884, CTM 91835, RCDs , ; BMW vs Svenska Gummihuset (Stockholm District court, ) 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, ) RCD ; ; ; 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, ) RCD by Panini Infringing goods

67 Tous SL vs Vilplasgo SL (AP Alicante, CTM & CD appellate court, ) CTM used as ornament in TOUS handbags, disclosed as UCDs during spring-summer campaigns Ornaments used by the defendant in infringing goods - Such ornaments protected as RCDs & 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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75 EUROLOCARNO

76 GRAZIE


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