Last week, we examined how the global sports brand has been unsuccessful in claiming the use of three stripes as its own — corporate lawyer Tessa Laws shares her
Are you up to scratch on legal knowledge? Read about intellectual property laws and copyright, design patents and design rights.
The brand has lost the right to trademark a symbol of three parallel lines appearing in “any direction”, on the basis that this is not unique to Adidas.
The children’s brand, which designs and manufactures all its own products, is seeking legal action against the supermarket for selling a baby changing bag which BabaBing claims is a “blatant
The founder of an agency representing self-employed creatives is pushing for better recognition of illustration as a “long-term career”, and protection over issues such as late payments and plagiarism.
Copyright might sound like fancy lawyers and big business, but its impact is real for studios of all sizes, says Eric Schrijver. The designer and author shares his best advice
The prime minister revealed the first draft of the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU on 14 November, to much controversy and speculation from her peers. We analyse the policies
In light of World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) 2018, we ask designers and IP professionals their advice for graduates on how to protect their work from copyright
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
F1’s logo, designed by Wieden + Kennedy last year, could face a copyright dispute because of its similarity to that of a compression tights brand owned by manufacturing giant 3M.
We’re off to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s – we’ll be back on 2 January 2018.
A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.
An app to identify fonts in photos, AIGA’s print magazine and the James Dyson Award winner – the news from the last seven days.
Children’s suitcase brand Trunki lost a law case last year after it was found rival brand Kiddee had not infringed its copyright. Now, Trunki founder Rob Law offers advice to
WPP merged its design consultancies and London Design Festival returned for its 15th edition – the design news from the last seven days.
Hancock, an MP for the Department for Culture, Digital, Media and Sport, has pledged to prioritise the protection of intellectual property and original ideas.
Sean O’Connor, partner at Smart Design, looks at why more and more companies are integrating design into their businesses through buying consultancies or investing in in-house teams, and weighs up
Researchers at Brunel University London hope the technology will be used to “stimulate innovation” by alerting designers to potential patent infringement.
The official Brexit process has begun, and the UK has until 29 March 2019 to leave the European Union. We look at how some of Theresa May’s promises will impact
The company’s founder Sir James Dyson has suggested that the UK’s success will lie largely in fast-growing markets outside of Europe such as Asia.