Designs

New rules brought in on 1 October 2017 make it easier for owners of UK Design Registrations to protect their rights through ‘webmarking’ their products. Serjeants’ Catherine Slater explains the benefits of this for businesses. The existing rules and the importance of marking Prior to 1 October,...

Yesterday the UK Supreme Court decided (here) that a range of animal-themed ride-on suitcases (the Kiddee Case) do not infringe a Community Design Registration for the well-known Trunki suitcase. This decision was made despite the Kiddee Case being conceptually very similar to the Trunki and...

The Hague System provides a flexible way to register designs in selected member countries by filing a single international application. The application procedure and the renewal procedure are centralised but the cost depends on the number and on the identities of countries selected. The Hague System...