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The Brompton bicycle CJEU decision – Where do functional shapes now stand in EU copyright law? Advanced New

The famous Brompton bicycle can be folded up after use. The bike was originally protected by a patent. Following its expiry, the defendant (Chedech/Get2Get) embarked on selling a similar bike in Belgium. Brompton then sued for copyright infringement. This webinar comments on the CJEU’s decision of 11 June 2020 (Case C‑833/18, SI, Brompton Bicycle Ltd. v. Chedech / Get2Get). This decision expla...

52 min. EN 06/07/2020 30/06/2020
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Case law on Community designs Advanced

In this webinar we will cover the law applicable to design infringement, what things are infringing and non-infringing acts and what the defences to infringement are. Also, how to determine what is the design that you are enforcing, how to determine the accused (ingraining) design and how to compare the two. We will see how to handle a situation where both, the validity and the infringement, come ...

65 min. EN 14/02/2020 04/02/2020
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An empirical analysis of the design case law of the EU Member States Advanced

The presentation summarises the presenter’s recent research which empirically examines the substantive decisions on all types of design rights from the courts of the 28 Member States since the entry into force of the Design Directive and the Design Regulation, up to and including August 2017. The research uses descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse the presence of differences in the p...

55 min. EN 26/06/2019 11/06/2019
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Cofemel - how a pair of jeans and a T-shirt may have influenced the fate of the EU design system Advanced

In this webinar, the decision of the CJEU, issued on 12 September, in the Cofemel case (C-683/17) will be summarised and critiqued. The Court of Justice held that Member States could no longer apply a higher level of originality to works of applied art/designs. The same criterion applies to all copyright works, namely the author’s own intellectual creation. The webinar will include a discus...

45 min. EN 03/12/2019 19/11/2019
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Design Decisions of the GC and the CJEU Advanced

An overview of the most relevant design decisions of the EUIPO GC and the CJEU from the last years. Speakers: Gailé SAKALAITE-ORLOVSKIENE - EUIPO - Operations Department (OD) Elisabeth FINK - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal (BoA) Arnaud Folliard - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department Justas IVANAUSKAS - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal...

269 min. EN
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Design Decisions of the Boards of Appeal Advanced

An overview of the most relevant design decisions of the EUIPO Boards of Appeal from the last years. Speakers: Elisabeth FINK - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal (BoA) Arnaud Folliard - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department Andrej KRALIK - EUIPO- Boards of Appeal Justas IVANAUSKAS - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department

407 min. EN