DESIGN | UNFAIR COMPETITION | BREXIT | WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO EU DESIGN RIGHTS?
When intellectual property law fails, European designers can rely on unfair competition. In the UK the government says that “passing off” provides an adequate remedy, rarely is this the case and it is often time consuming and very expensive. Brexit offers a unique opportunity to change the status quo so that UK designers have a level playing field with their EU counterparts. Does this matter to you?
96% of the creative industries voted to remain in the EU but “Brexit means Brexit” so, although this was an unwanted surprise to many, this is also a unique moment in history to explore every single opportunity to negotiate, not only the best for UK designers facing the potential loss (in the UK) of EU unregistered and registered designs, but to seek other ways in which UK designers can transform from being world class to being world leaders in design, supported by a robust IP system.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE SEMINAR?
You will hear about current design law in the UK (designs, copyright & passing off) post Trunki and from two EU design law experts on their perspective and insight about designs, unfair competition, copyright and litigation in Holland and Germany. ACID will talk about their Brexit campaign to ensure UK designers are not disadvantaged with an erosion of EU registered and unregistered rights. An ACID Member will also share their tips for a proactive IP strategy. There will be a Q & A panel discussion.
WHEN: 27 October 2016 at 4pm followed by drinks and networking
WHERE: BRIFFA, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London. N1 0QH
- William Miles, Briffa
- Dr Jan Tasmus Ludwig, BRP Renaud und Partner
- Evert van Gelderen, Banning NV
- Dids Macdonald, OBE., CEO of ACID
- ACID Member case study - Proactive IP Strategy
We look forward to welcoming you to our event!