Industrial Property Office

Common Communication on graphic representation of designs


The IP Offices of the European Trade Mark and Design Network continue to collaborate in the context of the Convergence Programme. They have now agreed on the first Common Practice of Designs with the aim of giving guidance for the examination procedures on how to use the appropriate disclaimers, types of views and how to represent designs in a neutral background. Furthermore, there is also an overview of the Offices’ quality standards for design applications received by electronic means and by paper.

Common Communication on graphic representation of designs (pdf, 2,9 MB)
FAQ (pdf, 660 kB)

Last modified on – 2017-01-20 09:59