For European Commission background information


Proposal of the Commission of the European Communities to amend “Design” Directive 98/71/EC [COM (2004) 582 final] Brussels, 14.9.2004


“Extended Impact Assessment” of the European Commission, 14.9.2004


The Economic Review of Industrial Designs in Europe – Europe Economics (January 2015)


Legal Review on industrial design protection in Europe – Consortium (Time Lex; Spark; Queen Mary; IndiGov) (April 2016)



For European Parliament background information


Publications of ECAR



Facts Deck on the Repairs Clause 2017 – Final

This document (2017) provides a summary of the “spare parts” issue. All arguments raised by ECAR in this context are explained.


Publications of Independent Organisations