Yesterday's Queen's Speech included some of the legislative IP reforms that we have previously been reporting on.
2. The Digital Economy Bill will:
- address the differences in online and offline copyright laws (see more here);
- allow design owners to give notice of their rights more cheaply and freely. This should allow the owners of UK and EU registered designs to mark their products with a web address containing details of the design, rather than having to put the design numbers directly on the product. This system is already in place in relation to patents.