product design / design patents / unregistered community design

Revisiting Chanel v. Huawei

By |August 10th, 2021|

A battle of the giants: fashion powerhouse Chanel and tech gigant Huawei fought it out in the realm of IP law, which allowed for a clarification of the extent of protection of visual marks [...]

Inspiration Or Imitation?

By |June 18th, 2021|

The District Court of Berlin recently ruled on the distinction between new separate works inspired by earlier works and the imitation of earlier works.[1] The case concerned one of the world's most famous furniture [...]

Notes on Bottega

By |October 8th, 2020|

"Welcome to ‘New Bottega’ – a term that, for many, carries the same sentiment as ‘Old Céline’, which is where 34-year-old designer Daniel Lee worked under the tutelage of Phoebe Philo before joining the [...]

A Study in Chairs

By |July 8th, 2020|

The Wassily chair is one of the most copied furniture designs of all time, making it a prime candidate to discuss how a chair design can be protected by law. [...]