Industrial design law, case VI SA/Wa 1827/08

December 12th, 2008, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 11 December 2008 case file VI SA/Wa 1827/08 ruled that the protection of an industrial design may only apply to the appearance of an object – its external appearance, not to its internal structure. The Supreme Administrative Court in its judgment of 16 December 2009 case file II GSK 238/09 dismissed the cassation compliant.

Wzór Przemysłowy Rp-9201

This judgment concerned the industrial design “Zadaszenie drzwi” (in English: door canopy), Rp-9201. See also “Polish regulations on industrial designs” and “Polish case law on industrial designs“.