Designs protection: what you need to know - ThinkHouse

07 December 2020

John Coldham, UK Head of Brands and Designs, provides a guide to various aspects of design law and practice, including:

  • Discussing his latest case on designs, Freddy v Hugz, which went to trial in October 2020. The case was rather unusual both in subject matter and some of the legal points;
  • Looking at Brexit. Brexit will have an impact across all aspects of IP, and designs are likely to be one of the most disrupted areas of IP;
  • Giving some practical tips on how to maximise what you might get for free with unregistered designs, and some reminders on how best to register designs so that they are actually useful in court proceedings.

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