The Community Design Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No 2339) come into force on 1 October.
These Regulations make provision for the operation of Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community design. They:
Acambis, the biotechnology company, has said that it would defend its legal position after it was accused by Bavarian Nordic, a rival smallpox vaccine developer, of patent infringement.
Bavarian Nordic, which is based in Denmark, said..
The British Technology Group (BTG), which is suing several US websites including Amazon.com, has settled out of court with Netflix, one of the defendants. BTG claims that various websites are infringing its patents on the..
Sony has moved to close a loophole in the software of its PlayStation®Portable (PSP) hand-held games console which has allowed hackers to make unauthorised games and programs able to run on the device. Sony has..
BT has stopped legal action against Cauldwell Communications over the alleged mis-selling of fixed-line services. Cauldwell agreed to pay BT £150,000 to end the dispute and gave an undertaking not to infringe BT’s trade mark...
AstraZeneca has said that it will appeal against a fine of €60m imposed for violation of EU competition law by abusing the patent system and preventing rivals from entering the market.
The company said that the..
The publisher Bloomsbury has decided to suspend indefinitely its plans to produce a paperback version of Rock Me Gently by Judith Kelly. The book, describing brutality at the hands of Catholic nuns, ran into trouble..
A report from KPMG estimates that as many as 10% of IT products sold worldwide could be counterfeit, and that this costs technology companies as much as US$100bn each year.The report also says that counterfeiting..
Netease, one of China’s leading internet portals, has suspended its online music search service over concern as to copyright piracy. Music companies have said that MP3 search services offered by Chinese portals and search websites..
The WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty requires Member States to provide performers with moral rights. Current UK law does not do so, and the Patent Office has now published guidance on the amending law which..
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