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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AdamW
Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah...uh...one South Korean corporation is not in a position to change EU law. Really.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I wish it was the case, but many laws are here to show that governments are not immune to corporate pressure. DMCA, ACTA, DADVSI, and now this Community Design...

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

corporate pressure, sure. chaebol pressure? not so much.

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przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Lobbbing is the world that is missing from your dictionary. Repair that!

And it may not be direct lobbing (however EU lobbing is enourmous), but lobbing public is also good, and Samsung can make "waves" in public opinion, if it choose.

But Samsung is here not for changing law. Its for making moneys, so distroying CD many not be its goal.

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JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Some folks would like to "lob" them, but I do think you meant "lobbying". ;)

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