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Industry 4.0 and the technological revolution in manufacturing – developments in Germany

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

New UK IP laws might restrict unregistered design rights

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

Out-Law Guides

  • How design rights can add value to a business

    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...

  • Registering a design in the UK

    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...

  • Designs: the basics

    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, ...

  • Registering a design in the EU

    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...

Expertise in Designs

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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