Presentation of the new OHIM website

This week, for our “Patents world” video section we are going to escape a little bit from the main theme of the patents, proposing a video presentation of the new website of the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM, in Spanish OAMI).

The aim of this European Office is to protect the Intellectual Property in the UE, and is responsible for the registration of Community Trademarks and designs.


Registration of Community Design

The current globalization of the markets has created the need to provide protection to new creations internationally. The Community Registered Designs are an excellent option due to its fast registration and low cost. These rights are regulated by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM).

Community design registration

A registered design gives the owner an exclusive right to use it and to forbid its use by third persons without its consent, on the appearance of the totality or a part of a product, which must result from the features of, especially, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation. The designs may be two or three dimensional.

The application for registration of a Community Design concerns all 28 Member States of the European Union: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.