Mr Justice Carr has suggested various ways to shorten trials about registered designs. Instead of requesting written details, parties should “produce images at an early stage to show the differences or similarities upon which they rely, and in the case of the defendant, those features which are wholly functional or in which design freedom is said to be limited”.

Spin Master Ltd v PMS International Group [2017] EWHC 1477 (Pat), 9 May 2017, paragraph 27

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