An industrial design or an industrial model (thereafter called design and model respectively) is the outward visible appearance of the whole or part of a product resulting from the specific features thereof, such as the lines, shape, color etc.
How can designs and models be protected in Greece?
Designs and models can be protected upon registration with the Industrial Property Organisation (OBI). This organisation is the competent authority in Greece for the deposit of an application for registration of a design or a model.
When can a design or a model be granted protection?
A design or a model can be protected if it is new and has an individual character; this means that no identical design or model shall have been made available to the public whereas the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from any other design or model.
When a design or a model cannot be granted protection?