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What happens if other countries join the EU?
This is called enlargement. The design protection will automatically extend to the new countries.
I have a market in the USA. Will my copyright extend to America?
Yes. The UK and the US are both signatories to the Berne Convention. However, if you intend to rely on copyright in the US, then it is possible to register it in a central depository. This is not possible in the UK.
Do I have to identify the designer?
It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design