IP focused guide to the fashion industry
Produced in partnership with DLA Piper
IP focused guide to the fashion industry

The following IP practice note produced in partnership with DLA Piper provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • IP focused guide to the fashion industry
  • How the fashion industry works
  • Applicable IP rights
  • Copyright
  • Design rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Unregistered design rights
  • Trade marks
  • Registered trade marks
  • Unregistered trade marks
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

How the fashion industry works

The fashion industry is a globalised, billion-dollar, fast-moving industry, with clothing and accessories often being designed in one country, manufactured in another country and sold worldwide in retail stores or online. Each year, fashion houses design, manufacture, show and sell at least a spring/summer and autumn/winter collection. Each creates hundreds of designs, all of which need to be attractive to consumers and more desirable than those of competitors. As attractive as these designs may

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