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Webinar | EU Design Strategies

April 10, from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM EEST (Helsinki time)

Join us for a fast-paced 45-minute, interview-style webinar on 10 April 2024 to gain a comprehensive understanding of EU designs. The webinar, led by Berggren´s own Robert Alderson and Paula de Andrés Gómez, has been created specifically for non-Europeans who would like to learn more about EU design practice and the strategic advantages (and possible requirements) when filing your design application in Europe first.


April 10, from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM EEST (Helsinki time)

Note that the starting time is 5:00 PM CEST, 11:00 AM EDT (New York time), and 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles time).


  • Paula de Andrés Gómes
    Head of our Alicante office in Spain, 20+ years of experience in IP, particularly extensive experience in design protection, managing design right portfolios, she offers consultation to clients on a broader basis in questions related to design right strategies as part of the clients’ IP strategies and assists in design right infringements.

  • Robert Alderson 

    Robert is one of a small number of intellectual property professionals working in Europe who has a law degree from the United States and is qualified to practice before both the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. He is also eligible to participate in litigation proceedings before the new European Unified Patent Court.

    Prior to moving to Europe over 12 years ago, Robert worked in New York as an intellectual property attorney, including over 10 years at an AmLaw 100 law firm. Given his experience with both United States and European IP law, Robert frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics.


Register now for this webinar by leaving your contact information! A recording will be available for those unable to attend the live sessions.

This webinar series will be held in English.

Read the blog article by Paula de Anrés Gómez as she delves into the benefits of securing design rights within the European Union. Discover why filing first in the EU can offer distinct advantages.


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Berggren is a full-service, pan-European intellectual property law firm with offices in Finland, Germany and Spain.  Berggren also has a liaison office in China, headed by a Chinese patent and trademark attorney. Our comprehensive services span all areas of European intellectual property law, with around 20 attorneys qualified for representation before the new European Unified Patent Court.

Our team of over 140 people includes 70 professionals — 36 European patent attorneys, 20 EU trademark and design attorneys, and a diverse group of 20 IPR management and commercialization specialists, supported by over 50 paralegals and other assistants.