Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:22 UTC
Legal Earlier this week, we were introduced to a new concept in intellectual property law: the European 'Community Design'. The Community Design is a sort of trademark on design, and sits halfway between a trademark and a patent. I decided to investigate what, exactly, the laws and regulations around Community Designs are, and what I found was shocking. Think the USPTO is bad? Wait until you learn about the Community Design.
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RE: Comments from an IP professional
by AdamW on Sat 13th Aug 2011 07:40 UTC in reply to "Comments from an IP professional"
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"I don’t know much about German case law on preliminary injunctions so I will sick to England and Wales. "

That's sort of the problem. You want to stick to England and Wales because that's what you know about; fine. But Apple didn't have to. The RCD system is EU-wide, which allowed Apple to go jurisdiction shopping and find the country with the preliminary injunction system most suited to their purposes - just as U.S. patent aggressors tend to go to East Texas. You may well be entirely correct about English preliminary injunctions, but so what? The case wasn't filed in England.

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