Design disputes

Design disputes guidance:

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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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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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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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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This Practice Note considers Regulation (EU) 608/2013 (the Customs Regulation). The Customs Regulation came into force on 1 January 2014 and replaced Regulation (EC)...

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What is 3D printing? Conventionally objects have been made by casting in a mould or by machining material from a block of steel, wood or the like or some combination of...

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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and causes of...

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Background to semiconductors A semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely, block, the flow of...

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Scope This Practice Note explains trade mark law on parallel trade. Parallel imports, or ‘grey market’ goods, are genuine goods that are placed on the market by, or with...

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This Practice Note covers the legislative framework, as well as case law, relating to infringement of registered and unregistered designs. For subsistence of design...

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Design regimes in the UK Several different design rights are available in the UK: • UK registered designs • registered Community designs (RCDs) (in force across entire...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note sets out the law of unjustified threats of UK and Community design right...

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This Practice Note summarises the application and purpose of the law of unjustified threats in the UK. Anyone writing or sending a letter or other communication alleging,...

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Background The ability to block websites is within the power of the internet service providers (ISPs) who provide the service of connecting users to internet content....

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