728. The Design Regulation.

The Community Design Regulation established a system by which a design could gain protection across all EU member states by way of a single application1. In its original form, and as it continues to apply across the EU, there are two types of Community design right: (1) a registered right (the registered community design), which gives monopoly protection to original designs for up to 25 years2; and (2) an unregistered right (the unregistered community design), which gives protection against deliberate copying of designs for up to three years3. Following the United Kingdoms withdrawal from the EU, the Community Design