Union européenne
Dessins et modèles industriels
23. Please explain how your legislation protects right holders of a design against importing of articles bearing embodied or copied design.
The legislation governing industrial designs provides for both civil and criminal action to protect the owner of an industrial design against the importation of articles presenting characteristics that are covered by the registration of a design or its copies (Articles 19 to 27 of Decree Law No. 6.673/63).