individual in character when the application is submitted. Registering a design grants the owner of the registration exclusive rights to utilise that design and the right to ban others from utilising the design in question.
By registering a design with the IPO it is possible, subject to certain conditions, to protect the design for 25 years.
Ólafur Ragnarsson is an attorney at law and the head of Patice Legal. He can be contacted at: email@example.com
Ólafur Ragnarsson graduated in 1967 from the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland and completed postgraduate studies on IP rights there and at the universities of Copenhagen and London. Ragnarsson was admitted to the Icelandic Bar Association in 1968. He established Patice Legal in 1985. He was chairman of the Association of Icelandic Patent and Trademark Attorneys from 1985 to 2000. He became a European patent attorney 2005. He speaks Icelandic, English and the Scandinavian languages.