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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


Germany, Regional Court Düsseldorf: infringement of design rights can be costly!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • February 18 2015

Recently, the Regional Court Düsseldorf decided on the amount of damages a plaintiff can claim in the case of an infringement of design rights. The


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


Europe introduces landmark trade secrets law reform
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • November 28 2013

This morning the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive to protect trade secrets and confidential business information against misuse


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


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


Prior art does not invalidate Wrigley's Community design for blister cards
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • January 20 2011

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


Trade secrets in Formula 1: High Court on breach of confidence and copyright infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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