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Inspiration Or Imitation?

By |June 18th, 2021|Design|

The District Court of Berlin recently ruled on the distinction between new separate works inspired by earlier works and the imitation of earlier works.[1] The case concerned one of the world's most famous furniture [...]

Punk + IP = ?

By |November 26th, 2020|Fashion|

Fashion designer, activist and renowned maverick Vivienne Westwood is one of the stars on the fashion sky. Her shows are legendary, her designs revolutionary: she patented the platform ‘pedestal’ shoe, created punk and is a [...]

The Laws of Appropriation

By |October 29th, 2020|Fashion|

It’s fairly common for fashion designers to take stylistic inspiration from a variety of sources. Cross-cultural influences are nothing new and they greatly enrich creative practices, but there’s a boundary of respect that definitely needs [...]