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Internet service providers (ISPs) will not generally be responsible for picking up the costs of implementing court orders to block customers' access to websites that infringe intellectual property (IP) rights, according to the UK's highest court. 13 Jun 2018
Businesses will continue to be able to file an international design application from the UK post-Brexit after the UK government ratified in The Hague Agreement for industrial designs. 22 Mar 2018
Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.
Applications are filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), or by international filing through the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
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.
Applications are filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office on form DF2A.
It is open to rights holders under EU law to pursue retailers and logistics companies as intermediaries in the infringement of their intellectual property (IP) rights, the European Commission has said. 01 Dec 2017
Drugs manufacturers will welcome new proposals on how applications for supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in the UK submitted prior to, but not processed until after, Brexit, should be handled, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 11 Sep 2017
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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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