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The "Trunki" ride-on suitcase has become a mainstay of British family holidays ever since the concept was showcased, and rejected as “unpatentable”, on the BBC's Dragon's Den in 2006. The Supreme Court has now ruled against its inventor in his attempts to shut down a cheaper, imported version which had taken clear inspiration from Trunki. Where does this high-profile failure leave the status of Registered Community Design? Owen O’Rorke examines the case of PMS International Group Plc (Respondent) v Magmatic Limited (Appellant). 

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If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Owen O'Rorke (owen.o'[email protected];) +44(0)20 375 7348) or Mike Patrick ([email protected]; +44 (0) 20 375 7563), or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP,  March 2016

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