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A hard case – The Supreme Court rules on European design law for first time

Following our earlier post   on the MAGMATIC LTD V PMS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED case involving the TRUNKI range of ride-on suitcases Magmatic appealed to the Supreme Court and on 9 March the appeal was dismissed and the Court of Appeal’s finding of non-infringement was upheld.

In our New Law Journal article this month, we examine the implications for design right holders of the latest judgment, with a focus on the Supreme Court’s findings on three key criticisms by the Court of Appeal:

  • Overall impression
  • Lack of ornamentation in the Trunki RCD
  • The two-tone colouring of the RCD

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Read our article in the New Law Journal Here