Rob Law MBE is one of the United Kingdom’s best-known product designers. He is the founder and director of Magmatic Ltd., the company behind children’s suitcase and luggage brand Trunki, best known for its ride-on suitcases. Famously turned down for investment on the BBC TV series Dragons’ Den (equivalent to ABC’s Shark Tank), Rob has gone on to enjoy global success. Trunki products are available in 97 countries, have received over 100 awards, and have sold in the millions. Rob has long known the importance of intellectual property (IP), and Magmatic has gained a reputation for vigorously defending its IP rights. A registered Community design covering the Trunki ride-on suitcase has been the subject of litigation as far as the U.K. Supreme Court. In this interview, Rob shares some of his thoughts and experiences of intellectual property.
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