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In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Design Features Autumn 2008

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UK news

Star War Score Draw

Lucasfilms, the US claimant, sued a British modelmaker who had produced some of the helmets and armour used by Imperial Troopers and Rebel Forces in the first Star Wars f...

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The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

In Rolawn v. Turfmech, [2008] EWHC 989, infringement of UK registered and unregistered designs in a wide area mowing machine was alleged. The judge found that the defenda...

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OHIM Board of Appeal

Procedural Issues

Propellers for boatsCase:    R 266/2007-3 In this case, the application was filed with dotted lines indicating an axis of rotational symmetry. The first ...

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Substantive Design Law Issues

TABLESCase:     R 250/2007-3    The registered design was opposed on the basis of prior art and prior copyright. The latter claim was reject...

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International design

International Design

USUS design practitioners are awaiting the en banc Federal Circuit decision in the Egyption Goddess v Swisa case, which may well be the most significant design patent cas...

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The informed user within the uk

The Informed User in the UK

In Procter & Gamble v Reckitt Benckiser [2007] EWCA Civ 936, concerning the Febreze fabric conditioner spray, the UK Court of Appeal gave guidance on the approach to ...

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