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Product packaging has been patented. Can designers license third parties to use it?

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Designer a was entrusted by enterprise a to design product packaging in 2010. Enterprise B applied for a packaging patent in 2018, and the designer was B. A now wants to license the copyright to C enterprise. Excuse me, is it allowed?

first of all, it depends on whether the contract between designer a and enterprise a has clear provisions on intellectual property rights, that is, the time and geographical scope of exclusive use right
if there is no explicit agreement, designer a has the copyright, enterprise a has the right to use it, and designer a can authorize a third party to use it
if there is an explicit agreement, the rights shall be exercised in accordance with the agreement
“enterprise B applied for packaging patent in 2018, and the designer is B”. Are the products designed by designer a and designer B exactly the same? Or similar
If a package has patent protection, it depends on whether the patent right is stable. If designer a can prove that the package has been publicly used before the patent application date, the patent right of enterprise B may be unstable and may be invalid due to lack of novelty. If it cannot be proved, the use of enterprise C may infringe the patent right.

the second condition is what to do. Haha, it seems useless.
the copyright is a, not a, so a has no right to authorize C

is it allowed to be used by a third party when packaging a patented design? No.

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