Community designs provide protection throughout the entire EU. There is a difference between a registered and a nonregistered Community design. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is responsible for application and/or registration.
International designs can be deposited with WIPO through the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. Currently there are 62 member countries of which Austria however, is not one. By means of the connection of EUIPO’s system regarding Community designs with the aforesaid Hague Agreement Austrian applicants are enabled to gain access to the Hague System through the EU basis and thus obtain protection in other member countries. Further information
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