Legal protection of industrial design

The right to industrial design is one of the rights of intellectual property. It is regulated by the Law on the Legal Protection of Industrial Design (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 104/2009, 45/2015 and 44/2018 – other law). The subject of the legal protection of industrial design is the external appearance of a product suitable for industrial or craft production or its part.

Industrial design is a three-dimensional or two-dimensional appearance of the whole product, or its part, which is determined by its visual characteristics, especially lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or materials from which the product is made, or with which it is decorated, as well as their combination.

A product is an industrial or craft item, including, among other things, parts that are intended to be assembled into a complex product, product packaging, the overall visual identity of the product, graphic symbols and typographic signs, excluding computer programs. Continue reading Legal protection of industrial design