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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Filitz, R., Henkel, J., Tether, B. S. 
Non-TUM Co-author(s):
ja 
Cooperation:
international 
Title:
Protecting aesthetic innovations? An exploration of the use of registered community designs 
Abstract:
A decade after their introduction, approximately three-quarters of a million European registered community designs (RCDs) have been filed, and recent court cases suggest firms regard them as important for competition. This paper reviews design protection in the European Union, discusses this legal instrument to protect designs and design innovations, and provides an overview of how RCDs are used by firms from different countries and industries. To develop a more detailed understanding of their u...    »
 
Keywords:
Design rights; Product design; Innovation; Research agenda 
Intellectual Contribution:
Contribution to Practice 
Journal title:
Research Policy 
Journal listet in FT50 ranking:
Research Policy 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
44 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1192-1206 
Language:
en 
Status:
Verlagsversion / published 
Accepted:
17.02.2015 
Date of publication:
15.04.2015 
Key publication:
Nein 
Peer reviewed:
Ja 
International:
Ja 
Book review:
Nein 
Commissioned:
not commissioned 
Professional Journal:
Nein 
Interdisciplinarity:
Ja 
Mission statement:
Ethics and Sustainability:
Nein