European Union Trademark 

Registered Community Design (RCD)

Automatic protection across all 27 EU Member States, with only one application

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is located in Alicante, Spain and was created in 1994 as a decentralized Agency of the European Union to grant European Intellectual Property rights. EUIPO acts mainly in the registration of European Union Trademarks and Community Designs, which automatically provide Intellectual Property rights in all EU member-states.

Taking into account that it is only necessary to file one application for EU-wide Intellectual Property protection, this regional route is especially useful for applicants of trademarks or designs that seek protection in some or all common countries of the EU, with reduced bureaucracy and costs. EUIPO does not grant patents, which should be sought through the European Patent Organization (EPO).

On January 31st, 2020, the United Kingdom has left the European Union. Learn more about the impact of Brexit on Registered Community Design.

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Registered Community Design (RCD)

Design Details and Timeframes

Priority claim



Local Novelty

Individual character



  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Graphical representation.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed by the assignor and the assignee.
  •  License agreement.

Why Inventa?

Experts in Intellectual Property Protection

Inventa is an Intellectual Property firm, specializing in the protection and internationalization of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright and domains.


With over 45 years of experience in Intellectual Property, Inventa has served thousands of clients, from small entrepreneurs and startups, to multinationals holding large trademark and patent portfolios, and other entities dealing with R&D on a daily basis. Furthermore, our experience allows us to understand the caveats of the different industries, since we maintain relationships with clients from different sectors, including food and beverages companies, communications, IT, pharmaceutical, manufacturers, oil & gas companies, financial institutions, business services companies and more.

Tech drive

Inventa recognizes that in this day and age, information management and the internet have taken over many aspects of business. To accompany the changing needs of our clients, over the last few years we have increased our activity in the area of technological infrastructures and information systems. In this way, Inventa seeks to respond to the different demands of both the market and its clients.

Global Network

Thanks to our large network of contacts and associate level, we offer our clients a vast team of highly-specialized professionals in the Intellectual Property field and related strategic sectors. Our professionals guarantee highly-personalized and efficient accompaniment of all our services.

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