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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Designs Delegate for a Day

By Lester Miller, Senior Associate

We again invite you to be a Registrar's Delegate – this time for the Registrar of Designs.

Step 1: Convert your eyes to those of an informed user.
Step 2: Ask yourself whether the designs in the surveys below are substantially similar in overall impression.  Look at the features and ascribe more weight to any similarities than to the differences.
Step 3: Decide whether you would allow (if the designs are not substantially similar) or revoke (if the designs are substantially similar) the new design in light of the closest prior art provided.
Step 4: Enter your decision into the response and read our brief commentary on these real-life cases.

Take the test - Part one

Take the test - Part two

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