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High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement

Overview

On 25 August 2017 in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd [2017] EWHC 2172, Mr Justice Henry Carr sitting in the High Court dismissed the claim that the Defendant's modular kitchen range known as Shaker infringed the UK unregistered design right (UKUDR) which vested in the Claimant's Chichester kitchen (the Range).


This article examines the decision.