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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Design Features Autumn 2009

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News

JENKINS SUPPORTS INTERNET DESIGN LAW COLLABORATION...

David Musker, Head of Designs at Jenkins, has founded a blog and a wiki site specifically for design law matters. The content covers design law developments not just in E...

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Commission or Omission - Be sure to secure your ri...

You have paid a designer to develop the new design you intend to market. You have surely bought the design rights – haven’t you? The answer may well be no, according to t...

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Is the production draftsman a “designer”?

You take hand-drawn sketches of your idea to a Far Eastern manufacturer, whose draftsman draws them up into a detailed CAD file, makes a mould and supplies you. Who is th...

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UK NEWS

Simplified Priority Claim System

The UK IPO has posted a new practice notice, Designs Practice Notice DPN 1/09, on a simplified priority claim procedure. Where filing the identical design in the UK, you ...

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Vocabularising the un-vocabularisable O/74/09 Blac...

This was a consolidated IPO decision concerning invalidation applications against 13 UK clothing designs (chiefly of “corset dresses”) registered by Wittaya Asawasuwannak...

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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN NEWS

Hague Simplifications

Life for applicants using the needlessly complex International Design system is about to get a little easier, with the abolition of the 1934 London Act of the Hague Agree...

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Korean Reforms

The Korean design system has been revised as of 1st July 2009, apparently in the light of the credit crunch. Changes include:a) Request for re-examination, as a cheaper a...

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World Design Filing Slowdown due to Recession

WIPO’s statistical report “World Intellectual Property Indicators 2009” was recently published on their website. It notes that “the impact of the economic recession in 20...

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ohim appeal roundup

OHIM APPEAL ROUNDUP

Saucepan Handles DATE: 02/09/2008CASE NO.: R 1456/2006-3PARTIES: Imperial International Limited v Handle Cookware LimitedDESIGN: RCD 123013-0001An earlier stage of this ...

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Events

CLT’s 14th Annual IP Conference28 January 2010 London UKDavid Musker will be speaking. AIPLA Winter Mid-Winter Institute27 -30 January 2010 La Quinta, CAHugh Dunlop will...

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