The aim of spinning off Karen Millen is to fuel accelerated growth in the near and long-term future. The brand plans to double its sales to £500 million between 2011 and 2016. Part of this plan includes international expansion into China, Canada and Latin America.
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Advocate General’s Answer: Article 6 of Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs is to be interpreted as meaning that, in order for a design to be considered to have individual character, the overall impression which that design produces on the informed user must be different from that produced on such a user by one or more earlier designs taken individually and viewed as a whole, not by an amalgam of various features of earlier designs.