Community-registered designs and prior disclosure
A recent High Court judgment provides useful guidance on when a prior disclosure of a design, which is subsequently improved and only then registered as a Community-registered design, may invalidate the registration.
The case of Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd is another illustration of the benefits of registering a design under the Community Designs Regulation.
In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, the design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’. It will have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the filing or priority date of the design for which protection is sought…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the one-off provision of incorrect information to a consumer is a ‘misleading commercial practice’.
From 1 October this year, landlords who let English properties will have to be wary of a change to the law introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.