Union européenne
Argentine
Dessins et modèles industriels
22. Please explain whether or not your legislation extends to the protection of designs dictated essentially by technical or functional considerations. Please explain how textile designs are protected.
The legislation on industrial designs focuses exclusively on ornamental aspects and therefore does not extend protection to designs dictated by technical or functional considerations, which are expressly excluded (but are eligible for protection as utility models under Articles 53 to 58 of Law No. 24.481). Argentina has no specific legislation for the protection of textile designs. These are eligible for protection under the legislation governing industrial designs (Decree Law No. 6.673/63 ratified by Law No. 16.478).