Design / Unfair Competition / Brexit / What will happen to EU Design Rights

Business Design Centre

Business Design Centre

Seminar – Drinks – Networking
27 October 2016 at 4pm followed by drinks and networking
£25 + VAT

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street

When intellectual property law fails, European designers can rely on unfair competition. In the UK the government says that “passing off” provides an adequate remedy, rarely is this the case and it is often time consuming and very expensive.  Brexit offers a unique opportunity to change the status quo and so that UK designers have a level playing field with their EU counterparts.  Does this matter to you?

96% of the creative industries voted to remain in the EU but “Brexit means Brexit” so, although this was an unwanted surprise to many, this is also a unique moment in history to explore every single opportunity to negotiate, not only the best for UK designers facing the potential loss (in the UK) of EU unregistered and registered designs, but to seek other ways in which UK designers can transform from being world class to being world leaders in design, supported by a robust IP system.

You will hear about current design law in the UK (designs, copyright & passing off) post Trunki and from two EU design law experts on their perspective and insight about designs, unfair competition, copyright and litigation in Holland and Germany. ACID will talk about their Brexit campaign to ensure UK designers are not disadvantaged with an erosion of EU registered and unregistered rights.  An ACID Member will also share their tips for a proactive IP strategy.  There will be a Q & A panel discussion.

William Miles, Briffa
Dr Jan Ludwig , BRP Renaud und Partner mbB
Evert van Gelderen, Banning NV
Dids Macdonald, OBE., CEO of ACID
 ACID Member case study – Practive IP Strategy

To reserve a place (£25.00 + vat) please click here to register and pay.

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