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How can I file an invalidity application for Community Designs

You need to be logged in to your User Area to submit an invalidity request. Go to our eSearch plus search engine and enter the name of the design you would like to invalidate.

In the search results, click on the name of the relevant trade mark/design or on the '+info' link. You will be shown the detailed view of the design, which displays all available information on that particular file.


If you want to invalidate a design, go to the 'Actions and communications' section. Click on the 'RCD' button and then on the 'Invalidity' option.


A pop-up window will be shown:


Write a message (optional) and add the relevant attachment(s).

Please remember to sign the attachment(s).


You will then be shown a PDF containing the information you have entered. You can review this information, make any necessary modifications and/or save the PDF to your computer. Click on 'Confirm' to submit.


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