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IP 'good for the European economy', according to new study28 Oct 2016

Brands should review trade mark portfolio to identify post-Brexit risk of revocation, says expert 04 Aug 2016

Out-Law Guides

  • How design rights can add value to a business

    Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.

  • Registering a design in the EU

    Applications are filed at the Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ).

  • Designs: the basics

    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. 

  • Registering a design in the UK

    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.

New Digital Economy Bill laid before the UK parliament 06 Jul 2016

BREXIT: Rights holders might need to re-register IP in the UK as a result of Brexit, says expert 24 Jun 2016

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