Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:22 UTC
Legal Earlier this week, we were introduced to a new concept in intellectual property law: the European 'Community Design'. The Community Design is a sort of trademark on design, and sits halfway between a trademark and a patent. I decided to investigate what, exactly, the laws and regulations around Community Designs are, and what I found was shocking. Think the USPTO is bad? Wait until you learn about the Community Design.
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RE[3]: Thank you
by ephracis on Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thank you"
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I have just sent a letter to my officials and I anticipate their answer. I am also planning on writing to one of the larger news papers here in Sweden to shed some light on this problem.

This seriously bothers me deeply, as I have plans on starting a company in the IT-business. But with a minefield like this the outlook it starting to look a lot dimmer.

Does anyone know how different EU states can handle this issue? Do we need to get this all the way up to the EU officials in order to change it?

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