Opinion  |  01/24/2023

Position Statement on the Design Package

On 28 November 2022, the EU Commission adopted proposals for a revised Regulation and Directive on designs (Design Package). The aim of the proposals is to streamline and simplify procedures, promote harmonisation and improve the functioning of design law. In its position statement of 23 January 2023, the Institute welcomes the overall aim of the proposals. However, some points deserve further comment and clarification. Here, the focus of the remarks lies on substantive law.