Category Archives: design

What is the deadline for Appeal in a Community Design?

Chris Hall and I have been involved in a design invalidation case before OHIM.  The other side (the design proprietor) have had their appeal deemed inadmissible in a decision which (if it is followed in future) will affect how time … Continue reading

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Unofficial Registers

This is one of the few scams that operate in the IP world. If your trade mark application has been accepted, or your patent application has reached the ripe old age of 18 months, then it will be published by … Continue reading

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What are the time limits for filing a registered design application?

Most countries require a design to be ‘novel’ – this means it must not be publicly disclosed (anywhere in the world) prior to filing an application to register the design at the relevant Patent Office.  However, there are some exceptions … Continue reading

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