The Court of Justice of the European Union steps in to provide designers with greater protection against copycat items

July 15, 2014

One of the biggest problems designers face today is the production of copycat items by their competitors all over the world. To prevent copycat items appearing in store windows in the UK and Europe the best way for designers to protect their designs is to secure a Community design registration. However, with the costs and administrative efforts involved, this is simply not practicable for some designers, such as fashion retailers, who have many designs in store at any one time, many with a relatively short market life.