Demo examtableIn the design journal published on the 7th of July 2017, an interesting design has been granted registration by the designs office, Kolkata. The design pertains to the design of a desk to be used in exams. The design no. 283654 is titled “Exam Desk” and has been registered under Class 06-03, which pertains to Tables and Similar furniture.

IITB BottleDevanshi Saxena, a pass out from the National Institute of Design, who is currently pursuing her masters in design from IIT Bombay has made a portable water purifier cum bottle to be used by the jawans in the Army.

Design RegistrationIn a public notice released on 5 September, 2016, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (hereinafter referred to as the ‘CGPDTM’), has intimated all stakeholders that in order to facilitate faster processing of applications for registration of designs, First Examination Reports (FER) and subsequent office communications shall be communicated in the e-mail or digital address of the applicant/agent as mentioned in the address of service for respective design applications wherever available.

GleeA Long Island couple alleges that an architect stole the blueprint of their one of a kind $1.4 million dream house to build a similar structure in the neighboring village. The couple have now filed a copyright infringement against the homeowners and their architects.

Shoes DesignOn June 21, Italian luxury footwear maker Aquazzura filed a petition at the Manhattan federal court alleging that Republican Party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump copied the company's design of a popular sandal.

appleOn May 10, a Chinese Intellectual Property Office ordered California based Apple Inc and its Chinese distributor Zhongfu Telecom to halt the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in the country, after ruling that the company infringed the design patent of Shenzhen-based Baili which is suing Apple for copying the exterior design of its 100C mobile phone.

donnorman brucetognazziniIn a new article titled, "How Apple is giving Design a bad name", two former Apple designers have accused Apple of abandoning the design principles that made it what it is today.

uberThe UK High Court ruled that Uber's taxi-booking app was legal in London, in a case brought against the US company by Transport for London (TfL.) The central issue was whether Uber's app running on a smartphone constituted a ‘taximeter’, the device used by London cabs to calculate the fare for a journey. Only black-cab drivers that pass a detailed test of familiarity with London's routes are allowed to use a taximeter.

londonolympicOrganisers of the London Olympics have reached an out-of-court settlement over the disputed origins of the cauldron design that formed the centrepiece of its opening ceremony. The startling cauldron of copper petals that rose up to form a flaming flower at the climax of the ceremony had been hailed as one of the most original in the history of the Games, and another triumph for the highly regarded British designer Thomas Heatherwick.

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