Examination of the application
- If the Office finds that the application for a declaration of
invalidity is admissible, the Office shall examine whether the
grounds for invalidity referred to in Article 25 prejudice the
maintenance of the registered Community design.
- In the examination of the application, which shall be
conducted in accordance with the implementing regulation, the
Office shall invite the parties, as often as necessary, to file
observations, within a period to be fixed by the Office, on
communications from the other parties or issued by itself.
- The decision declaring the registered Community design
invalid shall be entered in the register upon becoming final.