Interacting with Devices in the Digital Era: protecting the IP from the EPO and EUIPO perspectives

The speed of digital change has brought about a rise in innovative solutions for human-machine interfaces (HMI) and the need to protect them through IP rights. Depending on the nature of the solution, either a patent or a design might be better suited to grant IP protection. In this lecture, EPO and EUIPO experts discuss on whether patents, designs or both may assist you in protecting your innovation. The examples shown by the EPO expert are based on the following decisions: T 1567/05T 125/04 and T 95/11.

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