Apply or nominate for the DesignEuropa Awards

21 June 2016
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DesignEuropa AwardsThe President of BEDA, Robin Edman, will chair the jury of the inaugural edition of the DesignEuropa Awards, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design holders.

The Registered Community Design (RCD) is a unitary intellectual property right, valid in all 28 EU Member States, and administered by the EUIPO.

The DesignEuropa Awards have three categories:

• The Small and Emerging Companies award (for RCDs owned by companies which have fewer than 50 employees and less than €10 million turnover/€10 million balance sheet total or which were established after January 1 2013, regardless of their size)

• The Industry Award (for RCDs owned by companies with more than 50 employees and over €10 million in turnover/€10 million balance sheet total)

• A special Lifetime Achievement Award, which is nomination-only, and which is reserved for individual designers with a significant body of work of aesthetic value, created over the course of a career, which has had a demonstrable impact on the marketplace. Nominees in this category must currently use or have used the RCD system during their professional careers.

Applications and nominations for the first two categories, and nominations for the third, can be submitted via the DesignEuropa Awards webpage.

The entry period closes on July 15, inclusive. All RCDs entered for the Awards must be valid at the time of sending the application, with no pending invalidity proceedings. Finalist designs must retain their validity through the selection and award period.

The names of the finalists will be announced on October 15, 2016, through EUIPO’s website. Four finalists will be shortlisted in both the Small and Emerging Companies category and the Industry category.

The winners in both categories will be announced at the DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, along with the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place in the UniCredit Pavilion in Milan, on November 30. The ceremony is held in partnership with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM).

Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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