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november 15, 2017 Over het EUIPO

EUIPO announces the second edition of the DesignEuropa Awards

Celebrating excellence in design and design management, the DesignEuropa Awards are now open for nominations and applications.

Organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), a decentralised agency of the EU, the DesignEuropa Awards honour outstanding design, designers and businesses that have brought their designs to the marketplace with the protection of the Registered Community Design (RCD). The Awards take place every two years.

The RCD is a unitary intellectual property right administered by EUIPO and valid throughout the EU-28, chosen by thousands of companies and individuals to protect their vital business assets across the Union.

The nomination and application period for the DesignEuropa Awards runs from today, 15 November 2017, until 15 May 2018.

The DesignEuropa Awards categories are:

The Industry Award: for RCDs owned by companies which have more than 50 employees and over EUR 10 million in turnover/balance sheet total

The Small and Emerging Companies Award: this category is for RCDs owned by companies which comply with one of the following conditions:

  • Fewer than 50 employees and less than €10 million turnover/€10 million balance sheet total
  • Companies established after January 1 2014, regardless of their size

The Lifetime Achievement Award: for individual designers with a significant body of aesthetic work, created over the course of a career, which has also had a demonstrable impact on the marketplace. Nominees in this category must currently use or have used the RCD system during their professional careers.

Full details on how to apply or nominate can be found on the DesignEuropa Awards website.

The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony will be held in November 2018 in Warsaw, in cooperation with the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP).

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