This is the first blog in a new regular series summarising some of the new case law concerning registered Community designs. This blog covers invalidity decisions issued by the EUIPO during the third quarter of 2019, from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019.
Insights: registered community designs
In order for a Registered Community Design to be valid, the design shown in the RCD must be novel over all prior designs that have been made available to the public before the earliest filing date of the RCD application. However, there are cases where it can be commercially advantageous to invalidate a Registered Community Deign – so how can you go about this?
UKIPO confirms that the UK will protect all existing EU trade marks and registered Community designs when the country leaves the EU
Brexit: The government has published a White Paper on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, which contained explicit references to both Geographical Indications and the Unified Patent Court.