728. The Design Regulation.

(6)     Registration of Designs in the EU

(i)     Registration and Protection

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