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We have specialist intellectual property (IP) teams in the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide.

With over 100 specialist IP partners and associates, we offer an integrated, cross-border service to meet our clients global needs, and provide specialist advice and representation in individual countries.

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What brand owners should know about design rights in the UK

Publications: 21 JANUARY 2020

What is the biggest obstacle preventing brand owners from enforcing their design rights?

Brand owners and inventors tend to be up to speed on trademarks and patents which can lead to the design rights being left behind. Insufficient knowledge of the system and how it works is contributing to the lack of design filings and enforcement. Global Head of IP David Stone talks about the things that are in place to change this, including building an awareness of what design rights business owners have available to them.

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What brand owners should know about design rights in the UK

Publications: 06 JANUARY 2020

A summary of the UK's approach to protecting and enforcing design rights

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Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2019

Three practical tips to help brand owners protect their design rights

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Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

What should brand owners know about the treatment of design rights in the UK?

Global Head of IP David Stone speaks to Lexology Learn about design rights in comparison to other, more common IP rights and why brand owners are becoming much more interested in design rights in the UK.

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