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Designers challenged to help combat illegal copying

Designers challenged to help combat illegal copying

Published: 03.06.11 at 13:08

OHIM has launched a major competition aimed at recruiting designers in the battle against counterfeits and illegal copies. The "handsoffmydesign" competition calls for innovative proposals for high-impact "guerrilla or viral" marketing tools that will capture the imagination of the modern audience using social networking sites on the Internet.

The competition, organised by OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, is endorsed by the Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.

It calls for proposals for posters and videos aimed at illustrating the dangers or negative impact of counterfeits and illegal copies from both amateur and professional designers, with significant cash prizes for the best entries in each category.

DEADLINES:
Registration before:    15 October, 24:00 CEST (2011)
Submittal of proposals before:    1 November, 24:00 CET (2011)

Prizes:
There are three prizes in each category:
1st        €8.000

2nd       €2.500
3rd        €1.500

Find out more at: www.handsoffmydesign.com

Comments

  1. Understanding IPR

    Unfortunate time for the University sector but something that we really need to engage with in my view

    Posted by Andy Penaluna on 21.06.11 at 13:45

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