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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Registered intellectual property rights, such as patents, registered designs, or trade marks, are a powerful deterrent to competitors who may be “inspired” by your brand or technology. This is in large part because they are considered prima facie valid; this means, in essence, that they are valid until proven otherwise (usually by the person you’re … Read More
There are three methods widely accepted as best practice for quantifying the value of intellectual property or intangible assets: cost approach – intellectual property is valued at the historic cost of development; market approach – intangible asset value is extrapolated from similar or equivalent sale transactions that are a matter of public record (much as … Read More
Under the government’s IP Access scheme, British SME’s have until March 2022 to apply for grants of up to £5,000 total (incl. VAT) towards intellectual property costs. Since it’s a grant, not a loan, the amount, if awarded, never needs repaying, nor is it tied to any milestones or outcomes. The grant cannot be used … Read More