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[5]: Well that's it.
by Athlander on Thu 11th Aug 2011 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well that's it."
Athlander
Member since:
2008-03-10

I think that the European Parliament is elected through the European elections. I agree that the rest is chosen through overly indirect means, though.


Yes, ministers to the European Parliament are elected but like many elected bodies, there's little control over what they get up to between elections.

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RE[6]: Well that's it.
by Neolander on Fri 12th Aug 2011 05:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Well that's it."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Heh, that's why elections are relatively frequent ;)

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