Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community designs (CDR) protects the appearance of a design against counterfeiting and piracy, be it registered or unregistered. The right is applicable throughout the European Union. The registered design will be obtained in a single procedure from the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante.
This commentary gives a detailed article-by-article analysis of the provision of the Regulation and its enforcement in each Member State of the European Union. Wherever feasible, the commentary provides an account of specific bibliography, gives a historical overview, shows the main features and principles underlying the provision, and analyses each paragraph with due regard to the case law of the European courts and the supreme courts of the Member States.
The book is divided into five parts:
Measures under Enforcement Directive 2004/48/EC
Litigation in EU Member States
Table of cases