Design transactions and management

Design transactions and management 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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained.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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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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The luxury goods sector Intellectual property (IP) rights are critical for all businesses to protect the development of new products and to create a brand in the market....

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The fashion industry is a globalised billion-dollar fast-moving industry, with clothing and accessories often being designed in one country, manufactured in another...

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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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This new starter guide provides an introduction to design rights. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual property (IP). Joint...

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Design rights protect the shape, configuration or appearance of the whole or part of a product/article. The interaction of UK and Community registered and unregistered...

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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 overview of the...

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A registered design right can protect the appearance of the whole or part of a product. The scope of registered design rights includes protection for three-dimensional...

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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while maintaining ownership of...

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Unregistered Community designs (UCDs) (effective throughout the EU), and UK unregistered design rights both arise automatically in respect of qualifying designs without...

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Introduction Valuation is required at many points in the lifecycle of an intellectual property (IP) asset, and for many different purposes, including: • sale and purchase...

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Intellectual property (IP) must be valued for tax purposes on a number of occasions, including: • on transfer to a non-UK connected party—see Practice Note: Tax issues...

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