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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


European Court of Justice: angry face constitutes individual character of community design
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • January 31 2013

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) confirmed that the comparison of the overall impression conveyed by two opposing designs does not necessarily


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


Knowledge a vital ingredient for liability for trade secrets misuse
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2013

Ex-employee not liable for damages for trade secret misuse where she did not know that the product developed by her competing business incorporated


Crocs' community design invalid; disclosure of a design outside the EU destroys novelty - OHIM Board of Appeal, decision of 26 March 2010, R 92008-3
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 22 2010

Crocs, Inc. was the owner of a Community design registration for shoes


And here, poor fool, I stand once more - no wiser than I was before first CJEU decision on Community design law
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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
  • Germany
  • 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
  • European Union
  • 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
  • Netherlands
  • 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