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Website blocking order costs not for ISPs to meet, rules UK court13 Jun 2018

UK signs up to international system for registering industrial designs 22 Mar 2018

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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), or by international filing through the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

  • 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 and/or its ornamentation.

  • Registering a design in the UK

    Applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office on form DF2A. 

Retailers and logistics companies could be considered as intermediaries in IP rights infringements, says European Commission 01 Dec 2017

EU Brexit paper on IP offers welcome news on supplementary protection certificates, says expert 11 Sep 2017

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