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Hong Kong plans to "rejuvenate" its industrial estates to make them more attractive to modern and specialised forms of manufacturing, according to local media reports. 22 Sep 2015
Luxury fashion brand Yves Saint Lauren (YSL) has won a nine year legal battle with high-street retailer H&M over the validity of two registered designs it holds for handbags. 10 Sep 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 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.
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
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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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