‘Should design rights protect things you can’t see?’

Although many EU IP lawyers are currently concentrating on the trade mark reforms, the Commission is quietly getting on with its study of the design protection system in Europe. The remit of the study is wide-ranging, but perhaps the most surprising issue that has arisen is whether design law in the EU should protect things that you can’t see. Design law has long been considered the junior partner to some of the other IP rights … (more)

[David Stone, OUP Blog, 26 January]

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