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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just like how insuring your car does not mean you know about that specific accident you're going to have in 3 years' time.

That's pretty much how I'm reading it. It's pretty common here in the States for a corporate law firm to take such preventive action, especially in the realm of patents and sensitive corporate info. I figured that was common knowledge; it's certainly not illegal or immoral.

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