The Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020 and as of 1 January 2021 the UK was no longer bound by EU legal framework. Before the UK left the EU, the UK was party to the EU’s regional exhaustion of IP rights regime.
The received wisdom is that company directors can escape liability by sheltering behind the “corporate veil”. But is this true in IP cases?
In one of the last IP rulings before Brexit, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (the IPEC) recently handed down its judgment in Rothy’s Inc v Giesswein Walkwaren AG  EWHC 3391 (IPEC) finding that Rothy’s Inc’s (the claimant) Registered Community Design (RCD) in relation to a shoe depicting a Pointed Loafer was valid and infringed by Giesswein Walkwaren AG (the defendant).
‘The Greenshoots Podcast’ by Appleyard Lees, Episode 11: The start-up story of Spatzwear, cycling kit innovators
This episode features the start-up story of Spatzwear, makers of premium cycling kit inspired by countless wet Yorkshire bike rides.
Lots of cars are recognisable, but which cars are considered iconic? Ford’s Model T? The