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Industrial design in Poland

Just like with European Union Trademark, sometimes it is better to apply for industrial design registration in few countries instead of whole EU at once. I think Polish legal environment will not disappoint you as far as industrial design regulation is concern. It is because our law is quite similar to world regulations concerning the subject. It is state-of-the-art so to speak. And Poland is party to Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. As you surely know, the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs allows to register a design in few dozen countries through filing single international application. So there is whole range of possibilities what provides a practical business solution for every entrepreneur interested in Polish market. And is not to be mistaken with utility model of course!

According to Polish law any appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of - inter alia - its lines, colours, shape, texture, used materials or ornamentation shall constitute an industrial design provided it is new and have individual character. Generally any industrial or handicraft item, packaging, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces included, shall be considered to be a product. Even a product which is composed of multiple components, which can be replaced permitting disassembly and reassembly as well as a component part (if once incorporated into the complex product it remains visible during normal use of the latter) or a component part (if it may be sold as such) shall.

I am sworn attorney at law as well as trademark and patent attorney here in Poland. If you need any help with industrial design registration, please feel free to contact me.