Intellectual property news and updates

Japan and India Join Designview

From 19th January 2018, India has made its design data available within Designview following on from Japan joining on the 4th January.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.

Making your mark with UK registered designs

From 1 October 2017, owners of UK registered designs are now able to mark their products with a web link with the same protection given as the term 'registered'.

Sights set overseas?

We provide a number of key points that should be considered when seeking patent, trade mark and design protection abroad.

UK to adopt the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs

We take a look at how the UK will take on the Hague Agreement post-Brexit and how this will affect UK businesses.

Changes to UK registered design fees – 1 October 2016

From 1 October 2016, the fees for UK registered designs are changing to offer designers significant savings.

Good news for the heirs and employers of dead furniture designers, bad news for those who deal in replicas.

Repeal of Section 52 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is to be repealed with effect from 28 July 2016, effectively providing copyright protection to articles that could previously be copied legitimately. Will this affect you? The law To answer that question it is first necessary…

Magmatic v PMS reaches UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court upheld a previous decision of the Court of Appeal relating to the design of Magmatic's Trunki children's ride-on suitcase.

The Digital Era: Protecting Mobile Apps

Partner, David Slattery, discusses how to protect Mobile Apps.

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