Notice of 15 July 2016

on the Common Communication of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and national offices on the common practice of the requirements for graphic representation of designs

Within the framework of the Convergence Programme of the EUIPO and national offices for a common practice, a project was launched to develop guidelines for the requirements for graphic representation of designs, which were published in a Common Communication of 15 April 2016.

The scope of this project included the development of a common practice and common guidelines for the requirements in the application procedure concerning the graphic representation of designs. Focus was on the disclaimers as well as the acceptable types of views and rules to assess if a background is neutral.
The guidelines of the Communication will be implemented by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in the design registration procedure from 15 July 2016.

Please refer to the pdf-Datei Common Communication (3,37 MB) for contents and results of the project.

Last updated: 8 February 2024