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Designers would receive more protection against copies if CJEU backs AG's Karen Millen opinion, says expert

Designers can look forward to better protection against imitation goods if the EU's highest court backs the opinion published by one of its legal advisors, an expert has said. 02 Apr 2014

Criminal offence for design rights infringement should only apply where actions are 'intentional', MPs propose

Criminal penalties for infringing registered designs should only be available where the infringement is "intentional", according to proposals backed by MPs in the UK. 14 Mar 2014

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    The original version of this article appeared in the April 2006 issue of BNA International's Patents Copyrights & Trademarks journal. It has since been updated and amended. It was last updated in...

  • Registering a design in the UK

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. Applications are filed at the United Kingdom Designs Registry which is a part of the UK Intellectual Property Office, an...

  • Designs: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. A registered design is a monopoly right for the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, ...

  • Registering a design in the EU

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. Applications are filed at the Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ). A...

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Expertise in Designs

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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