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."
przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

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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RE[5]: Well that's it.
by JAlexoid on Sun 14th Aug 2011 21:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Well that's it."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Hell, I could even knock on the door of an MEP that lives not far from me...
People in smaller countries and countries with low power distance index have the benefit of influencing their parliamentarians more directly...

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