Consultation on IPO’s new Design Opinions Service
14 May 2015
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation which seeks views on the detailed implementing regulations for the Design Opinions Service introduced by the Intellectual Property Act 2014. Comments are sought on the scope and procedures proposed for the service as well as the draft regulations and associated forms. The consultation closes on 15 May 2015.
The members of the IP Federation fully support the proposal to introduce an Opinions Service which deals with questions of infringement and validity of UK and Community registered designs. However, we do not support the proposal to provide opinions relating to UK unregistered design rights (UDRs).
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