23 Apr
2014

AG opinion boost for creative businesses

Advocate General Wathelet has issued his opinion in Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Case C‑345/13), stating that Article 6 of the EU Community Designs Regulation (6/2002) must be interpreted as meaning that, in order for a design to be considered to have individual character, the overall impression that the design gives to the informed user must be different from that given to such a user by one or more earlier designs taken individually and viewed as a whole, not by an amalgam of various features of earlier designs.