Court's copyright ruling opens doors for copycats

August 2004
Cabinet Maker;8/20/2004, Issue 5402, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the results of a Court of Appeal ruling in Great Britain that products launched before March 2002 have no copyright protection unless they have been patented or registered by the European Designs Registry. Impact of the ruling on the furniture and furnishings market; Limitation of the design protection for British firms; Background of the case involving a Lambretta tracksuit.


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