Dutch Court Colour Blind toward Registered Design Right Infringement
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Dutch Court Colour Blind toward Registered Design Right Infringement

Wibit-Sports GmbH, a company that makes inflatable toys and structures for use in water parks is and the registered proprietor of a variety of such designs, brought proceedings against Nederland BV and Leisure Parx BV (together the “Defendant’s”) alleging copyright infringement, unfair competition and infringement of its registered designs. In a counterclaim, the Defendants claimed…

Apple’s ‘Slide’ Patent Falls Over for Lacking an ‘Inventive Step’
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Apple’s ‘Slide’ Patent Falls Over for Lacking an ‘Inventive Step’

The German Federal Court, Germany’s highest appeal court, has affirmed a 2013 decision which declared the German part of Apple’s ‘slide-to-unlock’ patent invalid. The patent relates, as one might guess, to the way in which Apple’s iPhone is unlocked. The concept has been the subject of much litigation over the years, markedly with Android on…