IP Glossary: D



Damages
A remedy for infringing an IPR. Compensation for the loss or damage arising from the infringement.
Database Directive
Database Right
An IPR. The right to prevent unauthorized extraction and reutilizaton of the contents of a database.
Delivery up
The surrender of infringing items or evidence.
Design
Used in several senses in IP law.  (1)  The object of registered design or design right protection. (2) The look or feel or some other aspect of appearance of a product. (3) The shape or configuration of an article. (4) The laws that protects industrial designs.
Design Right
An IPR. The right to enforce a right in an unregistered design.
Directive
EU legislation. An instruction to member states to bring their laws into line  with its provisions by a specified date.

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