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E-learning about European Union Design Protection: For the designers of the future

Published 30.03.11 at 10:53

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly known as the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) is the official trade marks and designs office of the European Union. They register the European Union trade mark and registered Community design (RCD), which are essential components of the European single market. These registrations provide trade mark and design protection throughout the European Union, which covers 27 countries and almost 500m people. The Office also works in close partnership with national IP offices in the EU member states, with international offices, and the European Commission on a wide range of issues affecting the owners and users of intellectual property rights.

You will find useful information and resources on their website

They have recently developed an e-learning portal, which is intended to provide any relevant information, which may be of assistance particularly to students and teachers in design schools that include Intellectual Property rights in the Curricula: https://euipo.europa.eu/knowledge/  and a series of videos to explain various intellectual property rights and issues on YouTube, They are fun to watch!

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