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Usage of graphic techniques to extend the scope of legal protection of industrial designs


V.V. Mordvinova
Russian Patent Attorney
Saint-Petersburg

 




Lately, more and more often, dotted lines have appeared in images of patented industrial designs. The share of such patents has reached about 10%, at that, the leaders of such depiction of industrial designs are applicants from US, IT, KR, SE, FI. Predominantly, patents have been issued for such objects as "Graphical interface". So, the company SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD (KR) regularly patented industrial designs wherein dotted lines were used in the images for visual binding of graphic elements (menus, buttons, icons, lists, etc.) to mobile devices (patents Nos. 91034 - 91045). The user interface elements made in the form of various graphic images and arranged in a certain order within the mobile device display received legal protection as industrial designs. See the patents Nos. 91039, 92181 and 92396 (on the illustration).

What is the difference between appellation of origin and geographical indication of goods in Russia?

In Russia it is coming soon to appear a new intellectual property object – geographical indication.


The principal difference is that appellation of origin implies more strict registration and usage conditions than the geographical indication which is going to be introduced.


Mitigation of usage conditions of geographical indications will stimulate the economics development, formation of tourist attractiveness and positioning of regions.

Results of the 2018 competition for the best European design

 

The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony takes place every two years, in a prestigious location with architectural significance and resonance.


The POLIN conference centre hosted the DesignEuropa Awards ceremony on 27 November 2018. It is one of the most striking and emblematic buildings in Warsaw, Poland, and has won many major international architectural prizes.


Two outstanding European designs have been honoured at the ceremony in Warsaw:


The Small and Emerging Companies Award has been won by the Air.Go 2.0 automatic bag drop system, owned by Danish firm Marcus Pedersen ApS, and designed by Sara Clement. The Industry Award was won by the ARTIS pheno robotic C-arm angiography system from Siemens Healthcare GmbH, designed by Nadja Roth and Tobias Reese.


The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Hartmut Esslinger, a German designer with global reach and impact. He is known for his collaboration with Steve Jobs and Apple which led to the creation of the “Snow White” design language for Apple in the 1980s.

USA: campaign rallies and music: do artists have the right to demand politicians stop using their songs?

During a campaign rally last month in West Virginia, Donald Trump’s team played a classic Aerosmith song, “Living on the Edge,” before he took to the stage.

 

The lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, got wind of the usage and demanded that Trump and his campaign stop playing any of the band’s music at their rallies or public events.  Tyler tweeted, “This is not about Dems vs. Repub. I do not let anyone use my songs without permission.  My music is for causes, not political campaigns or rallies.  Protecting songwriters is what I’ve been fighting for even before this current administration took office.”


Tyler’s stance left people on social media questioning whether it was really possible for an artist to control when their music is played, or whether an artist could dictate that their music can only be played on certain mediums or at certain events.

Protection of creative and non-creative databases

All around the world databases are copyright objects and are protected in accordance with its tenets. A database is a compilation of works, data or other materials, i.e. collection of facts, arranged in a systematic or methodical way. In other words, the data are made up based on the logical rules set up by the compiler.


The facts themselves can not be protected under copyright but their organization and layout can, provided that the compilation shows a certain level of creativity on the part of the author.


Usually creative databases are subject to copyright protection. Herewith, in different jurisdictions the creativity level has not been determined explicitly. Therefore, in the world there formed two approaches: protection of creative and non-creative databases.


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