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Proving copying in UK copyright and designs cases: no need for mountain climbing
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2014

UK copyright and unregistered Community design rights in a fabric design held not infringed, despite design similarities and Defendant’s access to

Registered Community design does not bar infringement action
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • April 26 2012

In one of its rare decisions on designs, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a registered Community design will not protect its holder against an infringement action based on an earlier design

U.S. & Japan: Hague a one-stop shop for design registrations?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Japan, USA
  • July 6 2015

In May 2015 the accession of the U.S. and Japan to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs took effect. These

Significant changes to the regulations on industrial designs in Poland
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Albania, Poland
  • December 1 2014

The Polish government is currently working on a set of proposals for amendments to the Industrial Property Law. These amendments concern, among other

Designs journey to UK Supreme Court again (not a galaxy far, far away this time)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

The last time design issues were argued in the UK's highest court (2011) the focus of attention was the Stormtrooper helmet from the iconic Star Wars

US: New DTSA seizure remedy may be difficult to obtain
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

The new ex-parte seizure remedy created by the Defend Trade Secrets Act contains many hurdles that may prove highly difficult for trade secret owners

Dyson's classic cyclonic vacuum cleaner design not infringed by competing machine; UK court and OHIM in harmony on functional design test
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

In 1995, Dyson Ltd. launched its DC02 cylinder cleaner

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

Principle of "res judicata" in design cases: OHIM Board of Appeal is bound by decision of German court in infringement proceeding ruling a design to be invalid
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 22 2010

In this case, the Community design registration by Sport-Service-Lorinser Sportliche Ausrüstungen GmbH (Lorinser) for vehicle wheel rims was challenged by RH Alurad Höffken GmbH (RH) who claimed it was identical with its earlier German design and therefore lacked novelty and individual character

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