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UK call for views on designs framework

The UK Intellectual Property Office has launched a call for views on the designs system. The consultation is open until 11:45 pm UK time on 25 March 2022.

The Office says that, following Brexit, “we have new opportunities to ensure the UK designs framework better encourages creativity and innovation”.

The call for views is designed to ensure the legal framework is “as competitive, up to date, and as flexible as possible”.

The call for views comprises 10 questions covering topics including new opportunities, simplifying the designs system, overlapping rights, disclosure of supplementary unregistered designs, future technologies, better regulation and enforcement.

The IPO’s Chief Executive Tim Moss said in a statement: “An effective IP system is at the core of the government’s ambition for the UK to be the most innovative and creative country in the world. The designs framework is a crucial element, and we want to ensure it remains a powerful enabler in an increasingly digital environment. To help ensure the designs system remains fit for the future, we are eager to hear a broad range of views to help us understand how it can best meet the needs of those using it, and help unleash innovation’s potential.”

MARQUES encourages all those involved in design protection in the UK to study the call for views. You can respond on the IPO website here.

The IPO has also published a short survey on designs aimed at non-IP specialists, which closes on 7 February.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 09.04
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