On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Community Design, the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) organized a congress on the 8th and 9th April at the Auditorium of the Provincial Council of Alicante. The act, focused on innovation and its protection, was attended by the President of the OHIM, Antonio Campinos, who presented the event, with the participation of the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, and the President of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Alberto Fabra.
Numerous professionals on design and other areas of Intellectual Property came together to discuss about the Community design from various points of view. The speakers enriched the conferences with their experience giving a global view on the subject. Participants attended debates on controversial aspects of Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community designs, but also got to know how innovation motivates technological creation and company development.
In short, in two ways the lectures were an absolute success : as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Community design, and as a high-quality event, thanks to the excellent presentations that were offered.
Writen by Alejandra Rosero and Antonio Torres