Designs

Designs guidance:

A registered design can protect the appearance of the whole or part of a product. The scope of registered designs extends not only to three-dimensional shapes, but also...

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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design rights, copyright and...

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Character merchandising is the practice of licensing the name or likeness of a (usually fictitious) character for use in the marketing of goods or services. In theory,...

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This table sets out the key differences between the various unregistered and registered design rights available in the UK. For more detailed information regarding the...

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This Practice Note examines the complex relationship between copyright and designs. For more information about designs law and copyright law, see: Design transactions and...

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Protection of designs Designs are capable of being protected in a number of ways in the UK and, depending on how they are protected, they can be assigned, licensed or...

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There are four key design rights in the UK: • UK registered design • UK unregistered design • Community registered design • Community unregistered...

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Managing a design dispute This Practice Note sets out the practical and strategic considerations to be taken into account by practitioners and their clients when bringing...

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Design rights before and after Brexit The purpose of this Practice Note is to summarise, at a glance, the various different design rights available in the UK prior to and...

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This tracker is intended to be used to track the progress of legislative proposals, relevant judgments and current consultations related to designs. Jump to: Brexit and...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed consultations that...

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Designs are protected by law both at UK and EU levels. Designs can be protected by registered design rights and/or unregistered design rights. For an...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a practice area. This...

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Background The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is intended to provide...

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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List...

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The purpose of this Practice Note is to examine and explain the intellectual property rights (IPRs) likely to exist in a website and the extent to which these can be...

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