Protect and Manage Your Design Rights Internationally

Design Rights | 2013
Design Rights | 2013

An easy-to-understand guide for designers on the legal topics that deeply affect their everyday professional activities, provides designers with ways to protect and handle their intellectual property rights. Focus groups are all kinds of designers in the product, furniture, interior, fashion, textile, communications, graphics, and computational design areas.

The authors explain the legal framework and the options for action from a completely new point of view. The law and its effects on the individual designer are described in the context of designers’ everyday practice. Here, the legal aspects of design do not appear in incomprehensible legalese but are rather shown as a strategic instrument for designers which can be fun to handle.

Special attention is paid to the subject of policy issues and developments on an international level – matters which are increasingly relevant with the globalization of design. Designers, entrepreneurs and lawyers further illuminate these topics in interviews. Lists of basic conditions to include in contracts, extensive checklists and an overview of the intellectual property rights in 23 countries complete the content.

Layout design by Erik Spiekermann, illustrated by Liv Andrea Mosdøl.

The Authors
Joachim Kobuss, Alexander Bretz, Arian Hassani

Print | Price | Order

1. Edition
344 Pages, 7 by 9 in, Broschur
Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2013
ISBN 978-3-0346-0101-6

EUR 33 (in Germany EUR 32.95 incl. 7 % sales tax)

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This book is also available in a German language edition. More in the article Designrechte.