From the date of accession of the Polish to the European Union (01/04/2004), Polish creators and business owners have the opportunity to obtain protection rights from the registration of European industrial designs covering all countries that are part of the Union, and thus protection on a market exceeding 500 million consumers.The competent institution for registering European industrial designs is the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), based in Alicante, Spain. Patent attorneys from Kancelaria Patentowa Dr inż. Zbigniew Kamiński i Syn are listed as professional patent attorneys before this office.