Refusal And Objection Grounds For Design Marks Under United Kingdom Law

A design mark gives the holder the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor. A design application can cause various objections that may ultimately block its allowance include examination formalities and a failure to complete the application incorrectly. A design registration can also be invalidated or cancelled which could have very adverse consequences.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are practical steps that an applicant can take to overcome refusal and objection grounds?


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