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A stronger steer on content of U.K. Modern Slavery Act statements… and further developments on the horizon?

The UK government recently provided updated guidance on the transparency in supply chains reporting requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (about which, see more here). Brands with an international footprint should be aware of developments in the guidance as well as developments on the cards in other countries. According to the guidance, … Continue Reading

The protection of brands in Europe using a Community Registered Design – Trunki v Kiddee

“Copycat” branding — where a lesser known brand mimics the appearance or design of a more successful or well-known brand — is becoming more common. Copycat products will often undercut the better known brand on pricing, in order to attempt to access a piece of the market captured by that brand. Designers looking to use … Continue Reading

3D printing: a new tool for counterfeiters?

3D printing is hot right now.  A 25-year old in Texas produced the world’s first working gun using a  3D plastic printer.  People are building 3D-printed homes along Amsterdam’s canals.  3D printing shops have opened in New York and London; soon we’ll all be able to do it. It’s nothing new — 3D printing has … Continue Reading