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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


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


Requirements for invalidity of a Community design due to an earlier trademark; annulment of OHIM decision due to error in law
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 22 2010

The Chinese company Beifa Group Co. Ltd (Beifa) is the owner of a registered Community design for "instruments for writing"


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


Infringement of Daimler's designs by producer of stretched cars
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 22 2010

The German car maker Daimler AG is the owner of several Community designs for its Mercedes S-Class cars, namely for the standard model


Sequestration of infringing products in preliminary proceedings
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • July 22 2010

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


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


Infringement of Alessi's design for "blow up" coaster; on the assessment of the scope of protection
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • January 20 2011

The Federal Court of Justice decided on the infringement of a Community design for coasters