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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

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?

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

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

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

UK unregistered design right "unwrapped"

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2011

England’s low cost, fast-track IP court, the Patents County Court, has analyzed the requirements for infringement of UK unregistered design rights (UK-UDR) in relation to packaging designs for tortilla-style wraps

Artistic freedom v. Louis Vuitton's community design rights

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Netherlands
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  • April 14 2011

Louis Vuitton claimed an ex-parte court order against the artist Nadia Plesner for infringing its Community design rights in the "Multicolor Canvas" pattern by using the picture of a Louis Vuitton handbag in her "Campaign for Darfur."

Prior art does not invalidate Wrigley's Community design for blister cards

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • January 20 2011

WM. Wrigley JR Company (Wrigley) is the owner of a Community design for blister cards