Cross Priority Rights

Cross Priority Rights

Background The KaiKai Company Jaeger Wichmann GbR (‘KaiKai’) filed a multiple design application for the registration of 12 community designs with the EUIPO on 24 October 2018, claiming priority based on a patent application (PCT/EP2017/077469) filed on 26 October...
Changes to Australian Design Law

Changes to Australian Design Law

Overview Although there are many similarities between Australian design law and that in the EU, the Australian system (“The Commonwealth of Australia’s Designs Act 2003”) has been somewhat outdated in comparison. For example: No grace period was...
Registering Designs in China

Registering Designs in China

Partial Designs Previously, Chinese design law excluded the protection of partial designs, i.e. portions of a product that cannot be partitioned or sold and used independently. Instead, designs could only be registered for the appearance of a product in its entirety....