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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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To see all our policy papers, click HERE.



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