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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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


European Commission addresses growing problem of trade secrets misuse
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 20 2012

As much as 75 of most organizations' value now lies in their intangible assets, IP and proprietary information


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