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Article 80

Community design courts

  1. 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 tion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 sion.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.