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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
UK intellectual property laws which came into force earlier this year might serve to diminish the rights designers have in unregistered designs, according to a judge at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London. 17 Dec 2014
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...
Designs can qualify for the legal protection offered to distinctive work even if they are made up of elements that have been used before, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled, siding with Karen Millen in case against Dunnes Stores. 19 Jun 2014
Infringers of registered designs could face up to 10 years in prison under new UK laws that could come into force as soon as October. 16 May 2014
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