UK Unregistered Design Right: Pleading Diffcult to Follow?

    September 2017
    UK unregistered design right (UKURD), which lasts for 10 calendar years from the end of the year of first marketing of items embodying the design, protects certain designs from copying. Determining precisely what features of a design are (or, often as importantly, are not) protected by UKURD remains an unsatisfactorily uncertain business, as the recent case of Neptune (Europe) Limited v Devol Kitchens Limited demonstrates.