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THE BRITISH UNREGISTERED DESIGN RIGHT: WILL IT SURVIVE ITS NEW COMMUNITY COUNTERPART TO INFLUENCE FUTURE EUROPEAN CASE LAW?

10 Colum. J. Eur. L. 265 (2004)

Estelle Derclaye, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London.

The article compares the British unregistered design right (“UDR”) and the new Community Unregistered Design Right (“CUDR”). The conclusion draws on the lessons learned from this analysis to evaluate whether CUDR will erase UDR from the legal landscape and whether UDR case law will influence future Community design case law.