Industrial Property Office

The Registered Community Design celebrates its tenth anniversary with an international gathering of design experts

On April 8 and 9, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market will stage an international design conference in the Spanish coastal town of Alicante. The Registered Community Design (RCD), has been available since 2003 and it is the only industrial design right that covers the whole of the European Union.

The “10 years of Community Design” conference will bring together leading professionals from the world of design, as well as magistrates, legal experts and industry specialists. The programme combines plenary sessions on legal issues with workshops on key areas of design, including gastronomy, mobile devices, urban design, spare parts and fashion.

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More than 690,000 designs from 90 countries have been registered over the course of the past decade, increasing at the rate of 78,000 a year.