Commentary

64.3 Unregistered design right

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING vol 1
| Commentary

64.3 Unregistered design right

| Commentary

64.3 Unregistered design right

United Kingdom unregistered design right1 protects qualifying designs from unauthorised copying for up to 15 years2.

In addition, the Community unregistered design right3 protects designs against unauthorised copying anywhere in the European Union for three years starting from the date on which the design is first made available to the public within the European Union4. This relatively short duration is intended to provide efficient short-term protection for the designs of products with a short market life, such as clothing and fashion items, and toys5.

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