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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 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
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...
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
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