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Article 37

Multiple applications

  1. Several designs may be combined in one multiple application for registered Community designs. Except in cases of ornamentation, this possibility is subject to the condition that the products in which the designs are intended to be incorporated or to which they are intended to be applied all belong to the same class of the International Classification for Industrial Designs.
  2. Besides the fees referred to in Article 36(4), the multiple application shall be subject to payment of an additional regis tration fee and an additional publication fee. Where the multiple application contains a request for deferment of publi cation, the additional publication fee shall be replaced by the additional fee for deferment of publication. The additional fees shall correspond to a percentage of the basic fees for each additional design.
  3. The multiple application shall comply with the condi tions of presentation laid down in the implementing regulation.
  4. Each of the designs contained in a multiple application or registration may be dealt with separately from the others for the purpose of applying this Regulation. It may in particular, separately from the others, be enforced, licensed, be the subject of a rightin rem, a levy of execution or insolvency proceedings, be surrendered, renewed or assigned, be the subject of deferred publication or be declared invalid. A multiple application or registration may be divided into separate applications or regis trations only under the conditions set out in the implementing regulation.