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RCD, Germany & Italy: Designs prosecution and invalidity

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New content on LimeGreen IP Knowhow

Hogan Lovells’ LimeGreen IP now includes content on the laws governing design prosecution and requests for invalidation of designs in Europe (RCD) Germany and Italy. Guidelines for more jurisdictions will follow in due course.

The new design prosecution section on LimeGreen IP covers how extent or length of protection and requirements of registration vary from country to country.

The new design invalidity section on LimeGreen IP covers the grounds for a request for invalidation of a registered design and how eligibility, examination and appeal requirements vary from country to country.

Protection of your design is key to successfully claim an exclusive right to the appearance of your product based on its external features, ensuring that a third party may not register or use in commerce a similar design. To find out more about protecting your designs and invalidating infringing designs, read our guides here.