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: the Australian system
by przemo_li on Fri 12th Aug 2011 07:37 UTC in reply to "the Australian system"
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And we all know, that in Australia you can patent wheel.
(Yes this 2oooy old wheel).

I wonder how you can be innovative, or sustain IT development.

When anyone can just "steal" patents for what you develop. NOT that software patents should be granted. But system you describe is disaster.

Do you know what to do to invalidate patent? Or what conditions must be met for that?

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