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Nicoleta Rodica Dominte: Designs in a Ulisean setting


Abstract: In the sphere of intellectual property law, the plurivalence of the legal protection of designs develops a unique path, which gathers in a creative bouquet various legal values: design, work of applied art, three-dimensional trademark and, exceptionally, patent. The odyssey of designs took shape predominantly from the shore of originality towards that of novelty and individual character, without abandoning the dual legal nature. The intrigue of legal and jurisprudential elements of the aesthetic and industrial facets of this object, lead the author, but also the future holder, either towards a convergent cumulus of protection or towards a divergent creative one. The legal framework of the trip is defined within the limits of a registration procedure or in its absence.

Key words: design, work of applied art, originality, cumulative, esthetic.


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