Published on : Friday, February 19, 2016
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) is going to hold the first DesignEuropa Awards. It seeks to celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large enterprises.
The RCD is more than just an intellectual property right. It marks the jump from drawing board to production-ready, from idea to business asset. Since the creation of the RCD in 2003, OHIM has received nearly a million designs. This award seeks to recognise companies and designers that have brought outstanding design to the market with the protection of the Registered Community Design.
The Jury will be announced in April. Jury members are drawn from the fields of design, business and intellectual property rights. They are all recognised leaders in their respective areas of specialisation, and bring a wealth of expertise gained over the course of their professional careers.
The first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards will take place in Milan, Italy, on November 30, 2016.
Applications for the awards must be submitted before July 15 2016.