Taking you through the legislation and case law, this book explains the different protection mechanisms available under design and copyright law and how to enforce your rights when they are infringed.
Includes: NEW – chapter on Evidence – how one puts the case forward, representation of designs is important NEW – coverage of Arbitration/dispute resolution in chapter on Design Infringement NEW – introduction of case summaries NEW – coverage of Brexit, eg what effect will European law/ECJ have after Brexit; existing EU Unregistered Design Right – no parallel under UK law so will this remain after Brexit or not NEW – coverage of the changes brought about by Intellectual Property Act 2014 in relation to design law NEW – completed example forms with practical guidance and tips on how to complete them
Expanded coverage of specific industries, eg fashion (a big increase in case law), furniture, motor industry, toys, tech (computer games, etc), and consumer products.
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Table of Contents
1. UK registered design 2. UK national unregistered design right 3. European registered and unregistered design 4. Copyright in industrially applied artistic works 5. Protection of designs by trade marks and passing off 6. Semiconductor topographies