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Infringers of registered designs could face a jail sentence and a fine under proposed reforms to UK legislation. 13 May 2013
A law reform body has proposed changes to the law that would make it easier for businesses seeking to protect their trade marks and design rights to make threats of legal action against alleged infringers of their rights without fear that those threats could... 22 Apr 2013
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
Apple has published a notice on its website that advertises the fact that it lost a UK court battle with Samsung over infringement of its design rights. 29 Oct 2012
Businesses will be able to resolve small scale disputes over some intellectual property (IP) rights without having to engage in lengthy legal proceedings under a new court system introduced from today. 01 Oct 2012
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