February 25, 2019 Law & practice
Evaluation of EU legislation on design protection
The European Commission’s stakeholder consultation to gather evidence and views on the current EU legislation on design protection is open for submissions until 31 March.
Since the publication of the Design Directive in 1998 and the Community Design Regulation in 2002, no overall evaluation of EU design protection legislation has been carried out.
The consultation is launched with the intention of collecting the input of stakeholders on the functioning of the design protection systems in the EU, at Union and at national levels.
It builds on and follows previous research, analysis and targeted surveys conducted as part of two studies on the economic and legal review of those systems.
The consultation activities will help the European Commission to draw conclusions on the need for improvement, modernisation and further harmonisation of the current legal acts.