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[4]: Well that's it.
by przemo_li on Fri 12th Aug 2011 07:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well that's it."
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The European Parliament is accountable, and in one case broad disagreement on one case, forced it to do right thing. However other structures are often beyond reach of citizens.

However we (as EU citizens) can influence a bit. Email addresses of all parliamentarians are publicly available :>

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