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Q27. What point or points should be carefully considered when a Japanese design application is filed claiming a priority based on a Community Design (CD) application?

Q27. What point or points should be carefully considered when a Japanese design application is filed claiming a priority based on a Community Design (CD) application?

A27. It is basically the same as that to Q26 and the following would have to be particularly considered:
It is often found that CD applications were filed with color photographs. Nevertheless, the applicant of the above CD application may provide Japanese patent attorneys with drawings without colors for Japanese design application.
Additionally, the applicant may send a priority certificate to a Japanese patent attorney before the filing of a Japanese design application and photographs, which are attached to the priority certificate, may be of black and white.
Thus, in case where it is assumed that a CD application was filed with color drawings or photographs, the same should be confirmed before the filing of a Japanese design application.