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By David Cullen The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has clarified the ambiguity which has surrounded the interpretation of Article 8 of the Community Design Regulation (EC) no 6/2002 (CDR); the provision which excludes from design protection those design features which are dictated solely by technical function. The ECJ’s decision in Doceram v CeramTec (C-395/16), a […]

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