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Designers face uncertainty in Europe

Managing Intellectual Property

Ruth Burstall and Iona Silverman review two design cases that cast some light on issues such as the scope of protection and the overall impression on the informed user, but argue that many questions remain unanswered

Design protection has been much debated by the courts recently. In the UK the Trunki case (Magmatic v PMS International) has divided opinions with the Court of Appeal overturning the High Court's decision. In Karen Millen v Dunnes (Case C‑345/13)...

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