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Intellectual Property News
The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Judge provides guidance on UK unregistered design right
Dec 15, 2016
The recent case of Action Storage v G- Force Europe in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has thrown UK unregistered design right (UK UDR) into the spotlight as the ...
Groundless Threats, Intellectual Property Rights and Europe
Aug 31, 2016
In the case of Tech 21 UK Ltd v Logitech Europe S.A.  EWHC 2614 (Ch), the High Court in London handed down a judgment addressing its jurisdiction to hear cases to its for gro...
Textile Company Made Their Bed, Now They Have To Lie In It
Aug 30, 2016
Case Summary In the case of T&A Textiles and Hosiery Limited v (1) Hala Textile UK Limited (2) Abdul Hadi Shehezad and (3) Irfan Ahmad, T&A Textiles accused the Defendants of inf...
Counterfeit Spirits and Wine - Better have a Stiff Drink!
Aug 1, 2016
The health risk of counterfeit alcohol is something many people will be aware of, indeed we have reported on it in the past - see article entitled "Fraud and Counterfeiting in the ...
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