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Q20. A competitor has a design registration, but the prospective user has prior art possibly relevant to the competitor’s registered design. Is it possible to invalidate the design registration, and how?

Q20. A competitor has a design registration, but the prospective user has prior art possibly relevant to the competitor’s registered design. Is it possible to invalidate the design registration, and how?

A20. The user can do it by filing an Invalidation Trial with the Appeal Board of the JPO, where the prior art will prove the lack of novelty of the design.