DESIGN DIRECTIVE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
CERAMICS designs are to receive uniform legal protection across the European Union in the future because of the agreement by the EU Council of Ministers of a new Regulation on the subject; it accords designers legal protection from the theft of their ideas, short of patent or copyright protection, but significant enough to deter plagiarists. Until now, said the Commission, design rules have varied significantly within the EU, meaning that ceramic manufacturers faced a long and costly process to secure legal protection for their designs in ...


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