Following the “Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth”, the Government has published a consultation for the improvement of UK design laws to better meet the needs of business. The proposals are aimed at:
- improving the enforcement regime to avoid disputes;
- making design right protection clearer and less uncertain;
- simplifying laws of ownership of, and qualification for, a design right; and
- making selective international registration of design rights easier.
The consultation closes on 2nd October 2012.