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Businesses will be able to mark their designs with web addresses in future as a means of flagging to others the registered design rights they hold in those products, the UK government has said. 03 Sep 2015
The UK government has revoked legislation which would have given effect to the extension of copyright protection available to designers of artistic works made by industrial process. 28 Jul 2015
Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.
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.
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 Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ).
Paris-based Kering, which owns luxury goods brands including Gucci, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction for alleged violations of trademark and racketeering laws from Chinese online giant Alibaba, according... 18 May 2015
Increasingly sophisticated technology can help manufacturers improve their production processes, enable smarter working and service customers in a more personalised way, providing they navigate a web of legal and regulatory issues. 13 Apr 2015
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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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