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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery
Aug 22, 2018
Motorola, the American telecommunications company, has come under fire this week after releasing images of its newest model, the P30. Consumers were quick to note that the P30 appe...
Hague System extended to the UK
Jun 15, 2018
On 13 June 2018 the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (a mouthful) came in to effect in the UK. What this me...
"Slabgate" escalates but proceedings may be some way off
May 22, 2018
In an intellectual property rights battle playing out on social media, Hotel Chocolat has accused Waitrose of infringing its IP rights by selling a new range of chocolates. Angus ...
Apple and Samsung to go at it again
May 15, 2018
In 2012 Apple were awarded $1.05 billion when a jury found that Samsung had infringed on five patents covering technology in the iPhone. There was later a retrial, and after anothe...
Design patent issues for the future of trucking
May 3, 2018
A lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against Tesla in respect of its planned new electric lorry, the Tesla Semi. Nikola, a designer and ma...
ACID Announces Design Champion on World IP Day
Apr 26, 2018
On this day each year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) celebrate World Intellectual Property Day as a way of promoting intellectual property rights and highligh...
Shoe manufacturer Crocs dealt a blow in the EU General court
Mar 15, 2018
Crocs, the comfortable anti-fashion shoe-maker, have been dealt a blow by the EU General Court. Its Community Design registration has been cancelled as the product was made availab...
Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements
Nov 24, 2017
McDaniel & Co. client Talking Tables Limited, which produces design-led games and party accessories, was recently interviewed for an article on the Real Business website, which can...
Background to ongoing design case in Guardian article
Jun 30, 2017
McDaniel & Co. Senior Associate, Kelly Hudson, has been quoted in a Guardian article which focuses on one of McDaniel & Co.'s client's ongoing intellectual property (IP) claims. Ke...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Samsung designs for printer toner cartridges are valid and infringed
Jan 13, 2017
Samsung have had a great success before the Community Design Court, which held that toner cartridges are not components of a complex products and are therefore Samsung's two Regist...
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