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Brexit - Are you prepared? Changes to the protection of unregistered designs from 1 January 2021

European Union, United Kingdom - February 5 2021 Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 (Exit Day), UK businesses who previously relied on Community Unregistered…

Alex Vowinckel, Kaisa Patsalides.

Design disputes: combatting copycats with a collection of IP rights - Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing Ltd

United Kingdom - December 22 2020 On 19 November 2020, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) handed down a decisive judgment in Freddy SPA v HUGZ Clothing Ltd & Ors [2020]…

Kaisa Patsalides, Kara Tompsett.

Brexit - Are you prepared? Registered Designs: 3 key points to remember

European Union, United Kingdom - December 17 2020 The UK left the EU at the beginning of this year and the transition period during which the UK is treated as if it was still a member of the EU is…

Alex Vowinckel.

High Court transfers “Only Fools” copyright claim to Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

United Kingdom - November 16 2020 The High Court has transferred an intellectual property claim to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”), demonstrating that while the…

Alex Vowinckel.

Brexit and Design Rights: What will happen to designs which are first disclosed in the UK at the end of the Brexit transition period?

European Union, United Kingdom - October 30 2020 Since 2002, UK businesses have been able to protect their unregistered designs by virtue of both UK and EU unregistered design rights, conferring…

Alex Vowinckel, Parisa Ghatey-Fard.