“You can’t always get what you want” sang Mick Jagger on the b-side to Honky Tonk Women. While it’s doubtful he had in mind the outrageous misfortunes we sometimes suffer in patent prosecution, the same principle applies in our line of work.
Photography occupies a rather unique place in copyright law inasmuch it is (or at least can be) a creative work protected by copyright as well as a vehicle for infringing the copyright of others.
Many changes to UK design law are due to come into effect on 1 October 2014. The changes arise from The Intellectual Property Act 2014 with the general aim of simplifying this area of law, as discussed in our previous articles.