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Jun 03, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 11/21)
EUIPO
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Online Form for Designs Improved


On June 1, 2021, the EUIPO informed that they made several enhancements to the online application form for registered Community designs (RCD). The user-experience has been improved, including additional guidance to avoid possible deficiencies during the examination of the application.

Improvements are the following:
- Unity of class: the application form guides the user to ensure no more than one Locarno class is submitted, which helps avoid deficiencies.
- Indication of deferment: the choice regarding deferment is more explicit and visible on the interface.
- Priorities: it is now possible to copy priority details from design to design in a multiple application.
- Related checks with applicant and representative: new rules are in place to validate the information entered, thus avoiding deficiencies.
- Non-protected views: it is now easier to indicate non-protected views; the user only needs to upload one protected view.
- Preview of the views: what you see is what you get; that is, the preview of views displayed on the RCD eFiling confirmation screen is the same as that seen in eSearch and eRegister (and Publication).
- Confirmation screen: for a smoother processing of the application, there is additional information on the confirmation screen to make the user aware of possible errors before submitting the application.

The improved design application form can be accessed here


Source: www.euipo.europa.eu