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Intellectual Property LawText, Cases, and Materials

Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (4th edn)

Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis
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date: 29 November 2023

p. 88114. Industrial Designslocked

p. 88114. Industrial Designslocked

  • Tanya AplinTanya AplinProfessor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, King's College, London
  •  and Jennifer DavisJennifer DavisFellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter discusses design protection in the UK and EU and the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on this protection. In particular, it traces the history of industrial design protection before turning to examine in detail the registered designs and unregistered design right systems. The chapter also analyses the relationship between copyright and industrial designs, the tensions that arise from this interrelationship, and how this interface will be regulated in future under UK law.

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