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19 April 2024

The Day That Rihanna's Footwear Inadvertently Destroyed The Novelty Of A Community Design (Podcast)

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Rebecca Field and Lee Curtis discuss the recent decision of the General Court of the European Union, which upheld previous decisions of the EUIPO to cancel a Community Design Registration...
European Union Intellectual Property
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Episode Description

Rebecca Field and Lee Curtis discuss the recent decision of the General Court of the European Union, which upheld previous decisions of the EUIPO to cancel a Community Design Registration for a pair of trainers in the name of Puma SE based on prior disclosures of the design by Rihanna on Instagram.

Timestamps:

  • 3:39: How Rihanna inadvertently destroyed the novelty of the Community Registered Design of a trainer design by Puma.
  • 3:53: Rihanna signs contract with Puma
  • 4:46: Facts of the case
  • 6:40: Law of the case

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ARTICLE
19 April 2024

The Day That Rihanna's Footwear Inadvertently Destroyed The Novelty Of A Community Design (Podcast)

European Union Intellectual Property

Contributor

HGF is one of Europe's largest firms of intellectual property specialists in Europe, with 21 offices across the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland. The firm's trade mark attorneys, patent attorneys and IP solicitors provide an integrated IP solution for clients.
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