Industrial design

Protection of a design pertains to the appearance of the product or a part of the product, e.g. clothes, furniture or the pattern on tissue paper.

Design protection is obtained in Denmark by;

- putting the design to use in the EU,

- filing for a Danish national registration, or

- filing for the registration of a Community Design.

It applies to both the national and the Community design that they are valid for 5 years and may be renewed 4 times -  i.e. for a maximum length of protection for 25 years. The unregistered design right is valid for 3 years starting from the publication of the design and this period is not extentable.

A national design is filed with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. A Community Design is filed with EUIPO.

More information on designs is available at the website of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.


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