Industrial design protection in the United States and Europe: A primer for small businesses

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Join us on May 10, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. ET, for a webinar that will focus on the importance and protection of industrial designs to small and medium-sized enterprises doing business in the United States or the European Union (EU). 

Featuring presentations by experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the program will examine:

  • The importance of intellectual property for designers 
  • How to identify if your company has a protectable design
  • The industrial design patent process in the United States
  • The industrial design registration process in the EU
  • Resources to help you navigate the industrial design systems in both the United States and the EU

This webinar has been organized by the USPTO in collaboration with the EUIPO. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

Register today


A detailed agenda will be posted to this page prior to the program date.

Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact William Long in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

This program is presented by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). The office advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international intellectual property (IP) legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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