The Member States shall designate in their territories as
limited a number as possible of national courts and tribunals of
first and second instance (Community design courts) which
shall perform the functions assigned to them by this Regula
Each Member State shall communicate to the Commis
sion not later than 6 March 2005 a list of Community design
courts, indicating their names and their territorial jurisdiction.
Any change made after communication of the list
referred to in paragraph 2 in the number, names or territorial
jurisdiction of the Community design courts shall be notified
without delay by the Member State concerned to the Commis
The information referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall
be notified by the Commission to the Member States and
published in theOfficial Journal of the European Communities.
As long as a Member State has not communicated the list
as stipulated in paragraph 2, jurisdiction for any proceedings
resulting from an action covered by Article 81 for which the
courts of that State have jurisdiction pursuant to Article 82
shall lie with that court of the State in question which would
have jurisdictionratione lociandratione materiaein the case of
proceedings relating to a national design right of that State.