Areas of work

Design Right

Design rights are concerned with the rights of designers of goods produced industrially to prevent copying. Industrial designs are protected under the present day law of the United Kingdom by no fewer than 5 legal rights: Community registered designs, Community unregistered design right, UK registered designs, UK unregistered design right and artistic copyright. Recent changes in the law resulting from EC single market harmonisation measures have added two legal rights, the Community Registered Design and the Community unregistered design right, to the three legal rights which previously existed in this field. The result is an area of law of labyrinthine complexity.  Members of 5RB have appeared in design right cases both registered and unregistered.

1 recent Design Right case