Design Law

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Design Law

Global Law and Practice

9781800886513 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Dana Beldiman, Professor, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and Professor-in-Residence, University of California Law San Francisco and Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP, San Francisco, US
Publication Date: September 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 651 3 Extent: c 672 pp
This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the current legal landscape of global design law. It includes practice-based and analytical accounts of national design laws from several representative jurisdictions and delves into the practical and theoretical dimensions of some of the most urgent procedural issues facing this legal field.

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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the current legal landscape of global design law. It includes practice-based and analytical accounts of national design laws from several representative jurisdictions and delves into the practical and theoretical dimensions of some of the most urgent procedural issues facing this legal field.

Key Features:
• Insights from experienced practitioners and subject matter experts
• Examination of key jurisdictional issues in design law, including practice suggestions
• Comparative legal analysis of the design laws in countries spanning Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America
• Exposition of key concepts in design law, including aesthetic creative freedom, cumulative protection and spare parts
• Coverage of complex, developing issues such as the protection of AI-generated works and the reframing of design law to align with the goals of the circular economy

Highly practical and authoritative, Design Law is indispensable for legal professionals practising in intellectual property law and international commercial law. Written in an accessible style, this book is also a valuable reference to legal scholars and law students interested in design, intellectual property, and fashion law.
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‘This insightful book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of design law in today''s dynamic world. It expertly explores the impact of digital designs, sustainability concerns, and ongoing legal debates on design protection. With contributions from a global team of experts, the book provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking analysis of international design law. I highly recommend it to practitioners, scholars, policymakers, and anyone seeking to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of design law.’
– Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University School of Law, US

‘Design protection is a vast, chaotic, and puzzling area of law. It is also captivating as fundamental questions lurk here. What aspects of design are protected, how, and for what innovation policy objective? As a result, the law’s existing flexibility enables strategic maneuvering. In Design Law: Global Law and Practice, recognized expert in international and comparative intellectual property Dana Beldiman has carefully curated a set of tight essays that examine comparative and international design protection law as well as the cutting-edge issues that these laws must grapple with. The breadth of the topics combined with the depth of analysis makes this an invaluable resource I will turn to again and again. But, as is true with a successful design, the volume as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Trends in the law emerge and the comparative project offers us critical insights for addressing the law’s inherent conundrums.’
– Christine Haight Farley, American University, US
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