Community designs

The Community Designs Regulation makes it possible to protect a design throughout the EU.

To register your design within the EU, you should file an application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Protection is valid for a maximum of 25 years.

Even unregistered designs are given some protection under this regulation. As soon as a design that meets the requirements for protection is made public, it is given protection against imitations. However, this unregistered protection is only valid for three years from when the design was made public.

Filing

Filing online of design protection in the EU (external website)

Form for design protection in the EU, in Swedish (pdf 397 kB)

Instructions for the application form for protection in th EU, in Swedish (pdf 43 kB)