Designs and Copyright
- Our attorneys have considerable experience in all aspects of the law relating to designs, including registered designs, unregistered design rights and copyright. We have dealt with design issues for products like toys, medical devices, footwear and clothing, containers for food and drink as well as shaped foods, and lighting systems.
- We advise on every aspect of designs, including searches for registered rights throughout the world, particularly in Europe, UK and USA.
- We can file registered design applications throughout the world, and advise on infringement and revocation of registered rights.
- We can handle the renewals of your design registrations, as well as the transfer (assignment) of rights and the granting of licences.
- Strategic advice can be provided on the management of design portfolios, including advising on budgeting.
- Advice can be provided on copyright entitlement , correct notification and enforcement of copyright.
- Our specialist copyright attorneys are Anne Lacaze, Alec Messulam and Julia D'Arcy
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Georgia will become the fifth validating state of the EPO, joining Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia and Cambodia. The validation agreement is expected to come into force on 1 January 2024. Accordingly, it is likely that applicants will be able to request protection in Georgia through European patent applications filed after 1 January 2024.
In recent Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) case T0258/21 the TBA reiterated settled case law that data is required in the application as filed to support a second medical use claim. Post filed evidence was submitted, purportedly to support the technical effect of the Application. The TBA found that the post filed data should not … Read More
The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently answered questions referred under consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, and has introduced a welcome relaxation in practice in the assessment of the validity of a priority claim. The EBA found the EPO to be competent to assess whether a party is entitled to claim priority, … Read More