3D Printing

Anna wants to partner up with established companies in order to protect her intellectual property, but also allow her fans to freely create their own work. And this is a good strategy!
Nick is concerned that although his 3D digital files are crucial in terms of legal protection under copyright regulations, this does not justify additional interpretations of authorship and IP protection. Is he right?
Rosa owns a 3D printing company, while Helen is an individual designer. They are both obliged to register their designs, according to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Irene doubts that ownership of 3D printers, online sharing and agreement with people involved in digitally modeling a product are completely covered by IP laws.
Mat has read all the patent laws related to 3D printing. He thinks that they are vital for safeguarding the appearance and technological features of a product.
Louise is granted a patent of some 3D digital files. Are the patents fully protected?
Nicole and Barbara argue that design patents can be a valuable tool in fighting 3D printing counterfeits. Can they?
Maria has created a 3D file and registered a trademark for that. However, the trademark does not allow her to 'distringuish her work from the one of her competitors'.
As Greg is creating a trademark for his 3D-printed work, he follows a product-differentiating strategy. It's a good practice to stand out among other, isn't it?
Tom tries to convince Ellie to create an imitation trademark for her company's product. However, she refuses to do so, as she insists that this might confuse her consumers, while putting at risk her company's reputation. Is she right?