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Month: April 2024

Chocolate Bar Moulds - Design Registration for "Snap Bar Mould" Held Invalid

On 22nd January 2024, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) issued a decision on a case which called into question the validity of a "snap bar mould", the subject of UK design registration no. 6136045 in the name of Paul Cardy (Mr Cardy). The design application had been filed on 10th May 2021 and showed a single image of a ‘"5-celled silicone snap bar mould". The illustration under the design registration was depicted below: A "snap bar" is a bar…

Sole Freedom: The Question of the Foot Patch Design

On 22nd January 2024 a decision was taken by the UK IPO regarding the validity of a registered design no 6196574 in the name of UAB ORBIO WORLD (UAB). The registered design was filed on the 15th March 2022, showing a ‘cosmetic patch’. The main illustration of the design is depicted below: The invalidity action was filed by MB ‘VIZUALI RECLAMA’ (MB) on 14th July 2022 on the basis that the product depicted in the registered design created the same…

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