Industrial Designs
European Union Community Design RCD & UCD

 

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EUROPEAN UNION (EU) COMMUNITY DESIGN

The IPR aspects relating to the EU is administered by the Office for Harmonisaton in the International Market (OHIM), situated at Alicante, Spain.

 Designs in the EU are protected as Community Designs.  They are further categorised as”

1.  Unregistered Community Designs – UCD and

2.  Registered Community Designs – RCD

Designs filed with the EU are known as Community Design or RCD/UCD.  A RCD/UCD is valid in the EU as a whole across the European Union in 27 countries.

ADVANTAGES OF A COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS - CTM are:
1.   One single Registration
2.  One single Language & Procedure
3.  One Single Administrative Centre
4.  One single File to be managed.

 


 
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