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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

IPO: New Report on Design Infringement: Key Findings and Implications

Colin Hulme

A recent report by the UK Intellectual Property Office confirms what we have already known: that designs are a key part of our economy in the UK. The report discloses that as of 2015, the UK design economy was worth 6% of the nation’s total economy – the same as the building industry and the logistics sector combined. Whilst I have some reservations as to the research methodology, the report makes some interesting points.

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Stress Testing the UK Constitution – Part II

Brexit

Last week, the European Court of Justice heard the arguments in the Article 50 Brexit case. I shared my thoughts on how, in times of upheaval a country’s constitution is stress tested, and the important role of the courts comes to the forefront, see here. This morning, the Court’s Advocate General, an eminent Spanish lawyer called Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona, published his “Opinion” in the case.

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