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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

They may not have outright lied but their statement clearly implied they had no knowledge of this proceeding at all and that's just not true.


They had no knowledge of the injunction being filed. There is no evidence that they did. Just because they took a preventive measure which is entirely logical considering the anti-competitive tactics Apple has been going for does NOT mean they knew about the injunction. Anticipating a legal action might come != knowing about that specific legal action - just like how insuring your car does not mean you know about that specific accident you're going to have in 3 years' time.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

just like how insuring your car does not mean you know about that specific accident you're going to have in 3 years' time.


That's pretty much how I'm reading it. It's pretty common here in the States for a corporate law firm to take such preventive action, especially in the realm of patents and sensitive corporate info. I figured that was common knowledge; it's certainly not illegal or immoral.

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