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OPINION: France does not currently need new laws specifically addressed to the risks associated with 3D printing because existing legislation already accounts for those risks. 09 Jan 2017
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is suing two vendors who sold fake Swarovski watches on its Taobao platform in what it says is the first instance of an e-commerce platform taking a counterfeiter to court in China. 06 Jan 2017
Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.
Applications are filed at the Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ).
A registered design is a monopoly right for the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture, materials of the product or its ornamentation.
Applications are filed at the United Kingdom Designs Registry which is a part of the UK Intellectual Property Office, an executive division of the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Intellectual property (IP) rights provide a boost to Europe's economy, according to a new study. 28 Oct 2016
Brand owners should review all of their trade marks to see whether any would be at risk of being revoked after the UK leaves the EU, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 04 Aug 2016
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Our intellectual property team are experts in the field of design law which, in essence, covers the appearance of any product or the shape or configuration of any article.
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