Industrial design, case VI SA/Wa 34/09

April 28th, 2010, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 26 February 2010 case file VI SA/Wa 34/09 ruled that there is no doubt that the industrial design must be assessed in such a form in which it will be possible to visually acquaint with it and with all the features of a product. The Court ruled that the use of folders for documents is also based on their opening and closing in order to place the relevant documents inside, therefore, the discussed “inside” features must also be examined.

Wzór Przemysłowy Rp-4223

This judgment concerned the industrial design “Teczka na dokumenty” (in English: Folder for documents) Rp-4223. This judgment is not yet final. A cassation complaint may be filed to the Supreme Administrative Court. See also “Polish regulations on industrial designs” and “Polish case law on industrial designs“.