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Wednesday, 17 December 2003


OHIM has brought the European Community Design Examination Guidelines into force. The Guidelines are designed to explain how the Community Design Regulation, the Implementing Regulation and the Fees Regulation will be applied by the Office and spell out the process from the receipt of the application by OHIM to the registration and publication of the design. Particular emphasis is placed on: the unitary nature of CDs, the need to maintain a register and the need for user-friendliness (including as regards small and medium sized enterprises and individual designers) on the part of OHIM.

The IPKat welcomes any measures which are going to make the workings of the Office clearer and looks forward to following how they will be put into practice.

Good office practice here, here, here and here

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