Critical insight into designs strategies available in new free-to-view guide

The latest edition of Designs: A Global Guide 2019, which provides trademark professionals with comprehensive guidance on the key issues involved in the protection, enforcement and utilisation of design rights, is now available to view online.

In today’s increasingly competitive marketplaces, the need for product diversification and identity has never been greater. Against this background, the protection and enforcement of design rights have become key weapons in the IP professional’s armoury. However, the approach taken to design protection varies greatly from country to country, leaving counsel to navigate a complex web of regimes. Reflecting this, Designs: A Global Guide 2019 provides practitioners with an invaluable reference guide to the designs regime in 14 key jurisdictions, as well as dispensing insight into how to effectively utilise Community design protection, exploring the protection and enforcement of graphical user interfaces, and providing best practice for design litigation efforts.

Written by experts from leading firms across the globe, the guide is an easy-to-use digest of some of the main issues involved in the registration, management, enforcement and exploitation of design rights. Each chapter outlines the legal framework in the respective jurisdiction or region, considering the treatment of unregistered rights, the protection available for trade dress and the safeguarding of rights through other legal avenues, as well as presenting strategic enforcement advice.

Hard copies of the supplement will be mailed to WTR subscribers shortly and, in the meantime, the latest edition of the publication is live for all to view here.

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