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Businesses hoping to register new EU trade marks or Community designs should accelerate any pending applications to try to obtain those rights prior to Brexit, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 15 Nov 2018
Businesses involved in repackaging medicines placed on the UK market and exporting them for sale elsewhere in the EU could be in breach of intellectual property (IP) rights in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, the UK government has warned. 27 Sep 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.
ANALYSIS: An updated framework for using building information modelling (BIM) that was produced by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in the UK has addressed some of the perceived 'difficult' provisions relevant to intellectual property (IP) that were... 17 Jul 2018
ANALYSIS: While Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU are ongoing, the UK government and European Commission have found an agreement in principle that will alleviate many right holders’ concerns in respect of trade marks and designs. 11 Jul 2018
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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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