New ICC report – “Design protection for graphical user interfaces”

The ICC report on design protection for graphical user interfaces is now available on the ICC website. Essenese Obhan, Managing Partner at O&A, has been a contributor to this report.

As GUIs and other forms of digital designs become increasingly important and valuable in the digital economy, the report was conceived as a practical tool for businesses, with information on prosecution and enforcement aspects of GUI designs from different countries and regions, and on issues for companies to address when developing their GUI design filing strategy. It also suggests issues for policy makers to consider in reviewing design systems to make protection for GUIs more effective and efficient.

The report was first presented at the 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT), last week in Geneva.

Download the report