When there is conflict between two Design and Identification Systems, the GESCOM-CIVEC Methodology allows the similarity criteria that lay the foundations of the conflict to be established and an initial assessment of these criteria to be performed. This Preliminary Evaluations are fundamentally used in two situations:

  • Negotiations. When there is conflict of interest between the opposing parties it is necessary to negotiate. In this case, a Preliminary Evaluation establishes a negotiating framework by determining the conflicting points and, based on these, providing a proposed change to avoid the conflict.
  • Assessing whether or not there is conflict in terms of visual perception. In this case, similarity criteria are determined and it is evaluated whether or not these are enough to justify the existence of conflict from a visual perception perspective. Consequently, the elaboration of a subsequent thorough Comparative Analysis is advised or advised against.