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Trademarks and designs what is on the horizon in 2012?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • February 23 2012

What do we see on the horizon in 2012?

Trade secrets in Formula 1: High Court on breach of confidence and copyright infringement

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 26 2012

The High Court held that there was a breach of confidence and copyright infringement as a result of draftsmen's "shortcut" copying of CAD design files of parts of a model car but awarded modest damages

Individual character of a community design not destroyed by similar design filed a considerable time ago outside the EU

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • July 22 2010

In 2008, Fortune S.r.l. brought a design infringement action before the Court of Milan against Schneider Italia S.p.a. (Schneider) and the well-known retailer Conbipel S.p.a

Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 22 2010

Counterfeiters are a huge problem for the holders of design or trademark rights

Product makers and sellers beware: the use of unlawful software or hardware by a product manufacturer is now an act of unfair competition in Washington state

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
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  • July 21 2011

On 22 June 2011, it became an act of unfair competition in Washington state for product manufacturers whose products are offered for sale in Washington state to use "stolen or misappropriated IT" in their business operations

Depiction of Deutsche Bahn's "ICE" high speed train in developer's marketing brochure infringes design rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 21 2011

The Federal Court of Justice held that the depiction of a design is not permissible under the right of citation if it is only used for advertising purposes

And here, poor fool, I stand once more - no wiser than I was before first CJEU decision on Community design law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • October 25 2011

In a case concerning two designs for pogs (flat toy discs often sold as promotional items with snack foods), the Court of Justice was asked to give guidance on fundamental concepts of Community design law, such as who is the "informed user" and other criteria for the comparison of designs

Validity of a Community design destroyed by earlier shipment from Hong Kong

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • July 21 2011

The General Court held that the contested Community design, a watch attached to a lanyard, lacked individual character because its overall impression was not different from that of watches shipped from China to the Netherlands by a third party almost a year before the application

1 - 0 for artistic freedom v. Louis Vuitton

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Netherlands
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  • July 21 2011

The District Court of the Hague annulled the ex parte injunction against the artist Nadia Plesner which had prohibited her to use a depiction of a Louis Vuitton bag in one of her socio-critical illustrations

Interior designs protected as copyrightable works in China - Guangzhou Tianhe District People's Court No. 29 (2008), decision of 16 January 2009

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China
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  • October 15 2010

The Tianhe District People's Court in Guangzhou held that a work of interior design enjoys the same copyright protection as a work of engineering design and that copyright protection of a two-dimensional design or drawing extends to its three-dimensional use