Estelle Derclaye (ed.): The Copyright/Design Interface – Past, Present and Future
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018. 488 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1107198678. $ 130.00
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The interface between copyright and design law has been deemed to be a complex issue by generations of lawyers, academics, policymakers and judges, who had to face the elusiveness of coherent solutions in this field. Professor Estelle Derclaye from the University of Nottingham, having a large experience in IP overlaps, critical approaches to IP and in shifting legal traditions, endeavoured to prove that solving this quandary is neither hopeless nor untoward. To achieve this goal, she has gathered 13 experts to work separately on their jurisdictions and thus make a solid contribution to current design scholarship, which has gained international momentum in the past few years, inter alia, through a variety of scientific events and publications. While humbly acknowledging its limits, sometimes imposed by the format, and beckoning further research, this work achieves its ambitious goals, manifesting a lion’s share of scientific method.
«Heureux qui orne une pierre dure»1
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