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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


No separate enforcement of individual elements of registered design
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 25 2012

The German Federal Court of Justice clarified that there is no protection of individual elements of a registered design against third party products unless such element is separately registered as an individual design


Replica wheel sales infringe BMW's Community design and trademark rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2012

The English High Court ruled that a UK importer and seller of replica BMW alloy wheels could not rely on the "repair of a complex product" defense, available under the Community Designs Regulation, holding that the defendant had infringed BMW's registered designs for the wheels


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


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


New EU reports on trade secrets and parasitic copying (look-a-likes)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • April 26 2012

The European Commission has released the results of two EU-wide studies carried out by Hogan Lovells on trade secrets and parasitic copying


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


Trademarks and designs what is on the horizon in 2012?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • February 23 2012

What do we see on the horizon in 2012?


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