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Businesses unjustifiably accused of intellectual property (IP) rights infringements could be eligible for damages from rights holders under new legislation that has been enacted in the UK. 03 May 2017
China plans to increase the number of intellectual property rights (IPR) trials held each year as part of an attempt to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, Chinese government-run news agency Xinhua has reported. 15 Mar 2017
Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.
Applications are filed at the Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ).
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.
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.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has written an open letter to the Chinese government asking it to treat counterfeiting as seriously as it does drunk driving. 09 Mar 2017
Alibaba will work with international brands including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars to use technology to fight counterfeiting, it has said. 19 Jan 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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