The surrender of a registered Community design shall be
declared to the Office in writing by the right holder. It shall not
have effect until it has been entered in the register.
If a Community design which is subject to deferment of
publication is surrendered it shall be deemed from the outset
not to have had the effects specified in this Regulation.
A registered Community design may be partially surren
dered provided that its amended form complies with the
requirements for protection and the identity of the design is
Surrender shall be registered only with the agreement of
the proprietor of a right entered in the register. If a licence has
been registered, surrender shall be entered in the register only if
the right holder in the registered Community design proves
that he has informed the licensee of his intention to surrender.
This entry shall be made on expiry of the period prescribed by
the implementing regulation.
If an action pursuant to Article 14 relating to the entitle
ment to a registered Community design has been brought
before a Community design court, the Office shall not enter the
surrender in the register without the agreement of the claimant.