Inadvertently Design-ed Priority Loophole

  For a European design, the European General Court has ruled in T-579/19 it is possible to claim priority from an earlier filed patent, or at least from an international patent application filed under the PCT, up to 12 months from the patent’s date of filing. German company The KaiKai...

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Copyright for Functional Designs: a Bicycle Framework

Create an artistic work and you get 70+ years of protection against unauthorised copying of the work. On the other hand, if you create a product that is not artistic, then you are left with up to 20 years of patent protection to protect the way the product works, and...

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