International harmonisation of designs law: the case for diversity
Kingsbury, A. (2010). International harmonisation of designs law: the case for diversity. European Intellectual Property Review, 32(8), 382-395.
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Industrial design is a hybrid, it lies at the intersection of art and utility. Design refers to aspects of pure and high art, and design is also a feature of the most utilitarian of objects. Design is therefore an essential component of aspects of art and craft, and also of a wide range of consumer and industrial products. In design policy, there is a continuing tension between the desire to protect and promote competition in the commercial arena, and the desire to promote art, creativity and culture.
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