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Registered Designs – deMYTHstified! (Part 1 of 2)

When businesses decide to invest in intellectual property to protect their assets, patents and trade marks are typically the most obvious choices and are often a good place to start.  However, when it comes to protecting the investment made in developing the appearance of a product or brand, patents and...

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New “webmarking” system for registered designs

Innovative designs are big business. A recent report for NESTA [1] estimated that 10% of investment in intangible assets relates to design, and this is reflected in the increasing number of new designs being filed – over 5000 [2] just in the UK last year and close to a staggering...

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