Application for a declaration of invalidity
- Subject to Article 25(2), (3), (4) and (5), any natural or
legal person, as well as a public authority empowered to do so,
may submit to the Office an application for a declaration of
invalidity of a registered Community design.
- The application shall be filed in a written reasoned state
ment. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the fee for
an application for a declaration of invalidity has been paid.
- An application for a declaration of invalidity shall not be
admissible if an application relating to the same subject matter
and cause of action, and involving the same parties, has been
adjudicated on by a Community design court and has acquired
the authority of a final decision.