Industrial design law, case VI SA/Wa 1088/08

August 12th, 2008, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 11 August 2008 case file VI SA/Wa 1088/08 ruled that it is not enough to prove that the design applied for differs from opposed designs, but it must also be proved that it does not contain the characteristics of these designs – further – that it is not in fact the sum of the characteristics of these designs, it is not a combination of opposed designs.

This judgment concerned the industrial design “Wiadro” (in English: bucket), PRZ-1077. See also “Polish regulations on industrial designs” and “Polish case law on industrial designs“.