Hague design registrations: statement of grant notices now being trialled by UK design registry

31 May 2024
In what is exciting news on the UK design registration front, the UK design registry (the UK Intellectual Property Office,…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Hague design registrations: statement of grant notices now being trialled by UK design registry

I spy with my little eye…How to invalidate your own design!

18 April 2024
In its decision of 06 March 2024 the General Court confirmed the invalidity of Puma’s design for the “Fenty x…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
I spy with my little eye…How to invalidate your own design!

Aldi’s copycat gin confirmed as infringing M&S’s registered designs: Court of Appeal guidance on UK registered design infringement

22 March 2024
The Court of Appeal has upheld the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court’s (IPEC) decision, and found Aldi to have infringed four…
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Sophie Rann
Sophie Rann
Trade Mark Assistant
Aldi’s copycat gin confirmed as infringing M&S’s registered designs: Court of Appeal guidance on UK registered design infringement

Hague design registration system: official fee changes for designating Canada, Israel and South Korea

13 November 2023
In recent weeks, there have been a number of updates relating to the international Hague design registration system, which will…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Hague design registration system: official fee changes for designating Canada, Israel and South Korea

25 years of the “German Patent and Trade Mark Office”

01 November 2023
25 years ago, on 01 November 1998, the central industrial property office of Germany was rebranded to “Deutsches Patent- und…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
25 years of the “German Patent and Trade Mark Office”

Functional designs: balancing the patent and UK/EU design registration tightrope

10 October 2023
In the context of a design that has both aesthetic and technical benefits, a question often asked is whether patent…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Functional designs: balancing the patent and UK/EU design registration tightrope

Hague design registration system update: reduced official fees for designating China

18 September 2023
In a welcome announcement concerning the international Hague design registration system the individual designation fees for designating China in a…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Hague design registration system update: reduced official fees for designating China

UKIPO One IPO Transformation Programme second consultation: a trade mark and design update

11 September 2023
The UK Government has launched a consultation on how the trade mark and design system can deliver better digital services.…
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Sophia Karim
Sophia Karim
Legal Assistant
UKIPO One IPO Transformation Programme second consultation: a trade mark and design update

Australia consults on possible changes to its design registration law

31 July 2023
The Australian intellectual property registry, IP Australia, has released a consultation outlining potential changes to Australian design registration practice. If…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
Australia consults on possible changes to its design registration law

What makes “good” UK and/or EU design registration protection for a product?

18 July 2023
In the context of protecting the appearance of a product with a registered design application, at least as far as…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
What makes “good” UK and/or EU design registration protection for a product?

Six months to go! UK address for service required from 01 January 2024

30 June 2023
From 01 January 2024, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) will require a UK address for service where new…
Sophie Rann
Sophie Rann
Trade Mark Assistant
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Six months to go! UK address for service required from 01 January 2024

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