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Wheely good news for product designers?

Published on 17 June 2020. By Ben Mark, Partner and Alessandro Cerri, Associate

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In Brompton Bicycle, C-833/18, the CJEU has confirmed that copyright can subsist in designs that are shaped to achieve a certain technical result, provided certain conditions are met.

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COVID-19 prompts changes to working arrangements for the Court of Justice of the European Union

Published on 09 April 2020. By Louise Morgan, Senior Associate and Alessandro Cerri, Associate

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Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CJEU announced, on 19 March 2020, that it will be temporarily changing its working arrangements.

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EUIPO issues clarification on COVID-19 extension of time for trade mark and design proceedings

Published on 01 April 2020. By Alessandro Cerri, Associate and Ben Mark, Partner

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The EUIPO has issued a clarification in respect of Decision No EX-20-3 noting that the extension of deadlines in trade mark and design EUIPO proceedings to 1 May 2020 applies automatically.

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First UK Court decision applying Cofemel

Published on 30 January 2020. By Alessandro Cerri, Associate

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The IPEC has issued its first ruling following the CJEU's decision in Cofemel, finding that "complete conformity" with EU law would exclude any requirement of aesthetic appeal.

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Copyright in designs: G-Stars in their Eyes

Published on 23 September 2019. By Alessandro Cerri, Associate

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The CJEU has ruled on the requirements for copyright to vest in designs and applied art.

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