Intellectual Property: Protecting a design's individual character

The idea that a design's individual character can be protected under European design protection law was clarified earlier this month.

27th April, 2014

The idea that a design's individual character can be protected under European design protection law was clarified earlier this month when Advocate General Melchior Wathelet of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered his opinion on the latest instalment of the Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores case. The opinion of the Advocate General will guide the CJEU in its judgment of the matter, and that judgment often follows the same...

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