||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 319 (Jul)
|| EWHC 1923 (Pat)
||Chancery Division, Patents Court
||Henry Carr QC and Hugo Cuddigan (instructed by Wragge & Co LLP) for the claimant.
||Iain Purvis QC and Anna Edwards-Stuart (instructed by EMW Picton Howell LLP) for the defendant.
||29 July 2010
Design - Design right - Infringement - Claimant introducing cyclone dust-separation technology for vacuum cleaners and obtaining registered design - Defendant importing and marketing multi-stage vacuum cleaner - Claimant issuing proceedings for infringement - Interpretation of relevant European legislation - Whether overall impressions created by parties' products different - Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 98/71, arts 7(1), 9 - Council Regulation (EC) 6/2002, reg 8(1).
Design Design right. The Chancery Division, Patents Court, dismissed the claimant's claim against the defendant for infringement of its registered design for vacuum cleaners, having construed certain of the relevant legislative provisions, on the basis that the overall impressions produced by the two designs were different.
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