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Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of

Are UK registered designs set to become more popular?
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2016

Following the launch of its online digital service for applying for UK registered designs last year, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is

IPO consults on proposed reduction to registered design fees
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

The UK IPO has issued a consultation on proposed changes to the fees relating to UK registered designs, including the fees for applications, renewals

Designers could make huge savings on UK registered design protection
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2016

The UK government has launched a consultation on plans to lower application and renewal fees for UK registered designs. This could mean significant

Trade Secrets in the Fast Lane - Formula One and the Importance of Trade Secret Protection
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2015

“For a competition to be friendly, it should be scrupulously fair.” The Formula One world was recently jolted by allegations that a former

United Kingdom
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2015

In the United Kingdom, exclusive rights to designs can be established either through unregistered design protection (consisting of both EU and

Trunki's suitcase battle checks in to Supreme Court
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2015

Magmatic Limited ("Magmatic") and PMS International Ltd ("PMS") have now presented their cases to the judges of the Supreme Court. Back in February

The grey matter - contrasting decision on the use of colour in registered designs
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2015

A recent Hague Court decision has applied the common practice regarding use of colour in design views, as followed by the European Union courts.This

Magmatic v PMS reaches UK Supreme Court (Trunki case)
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2015

Registered design litigation rarely reaches the highest court in the UK but on Tuesday 03 November the Magmatic v PMS case, concerning the design for

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