Call for tenders' details

Title:
Legal review on industrial design protection in Europe.
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Mark...
TED publication date:
05/08/2014
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
17/09/2014
Status:
Closed
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Information
MARKT/2014/083/D.
Legal review on industrial design protection in Europe.
The study will examine if the existing EU legal framework for protecting industrial designs — i.e. the Directive on the legal protection of designs (the Design Directive) and the Regulation on Community design (the Design Regulation) — constitutes an easily accessible, effective, efficient and up-to-date tool encouraging European enterprises and designers to invest in design activity and innovation.As far as the Design Directive is concerned, the study will examine if the harmonisation of the term of protection afforded by registered design rights has facilitated the functioning of the internal market with regards to goods embodying designs. In addition, the study will analyse if the implementation of the Design Directive by Member States has caused them any difficulties and if there are major issues that, despite or due to the lack of harmonisation, still differ from 1 Member State to another and have an adverse impact on the functioning of the design protection system. On this basis, the study will examine whether there is a need for further harmonisation of national legislation.In relation to the Design Regulation, the study will examine to what extent the objective of this legislation — i.e. the establishment of a unitary and user-friendly design protection system — has been achieved and in what ways it benefits users. The study will also identify any particular problems that could negatively influence the accessibility and smooth running of the system.With regards to both the Design Directive and the Design Regulation, the study will evaluate if, after more than 10 years from its creation, the European system of design protection is still up-to-date or whether it requires some modernisation and adaptation in light of technological progress or new consumer trends.
Services
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Milestones
05/08/2014 00:00
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17/09/2014 23:59
26/09/2014 00:00
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Notices
Reference Notice type Publication date
2014/S 148-265394 Contract notice 05/08/2014 00:00