Article 24

Declaration of invalidity

  1. A registered Community design shall be declared invalid on application to the Office in accordance with the procedure in Titles VI and VII or by a Community design court on the basis of a counterclaim in infringement proceedings.
  2. A Community design may be declared invalid even after the Community design has lapsed or has been surrendered.
  3. An unregistered Community design shall be declared invalid by a Community design court on application to such a court or on the basis of a counterclaim in infringement proceedings.