On planet earth there are around 7.6 billion people, and a third of them play computer games.
The term 'design right' refers to the specific legal protection available to unregistered designs in the UK.
In 1913, the British textiles industry achieved its highest output – 7 billion square yards of cloth were produced.
As a self confessed shoe obsessive one of my idols is the famous Christian Louboutin. With London Fashion week coming to an end today, I began thinking about the iconic designer and (naturally) his Intellectual Property.
If you want to see great British architecture – go away. Huge dollops of UK based design skills, set in concrete and framed in steel, dominate the skylines of the world’s great cities.
Many innovations today are simple adaptations of everyday items or concepts. Once imagined, they change our lives and simplify problems overnight.
The government receives a wide range of submissions, from a wide range of organisations and individuals, all with the overriding objective of helping us understand the particular issues facing them and their business.
In part two of our series on the history of design rights, we look at the decision to register a design right.
This year, the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) celebrated 10 years of the Community Design. The event celebrated a relatively new development in IP - the community design right.