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Ban on fake designs

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A change to copyright law means that fake versions of classic design icons such as Ray and Charles Eames’ chairs will stop being sold from 28 January 2017 onwards.

 

A change in copyright law has now come into effect in the UK, which looks to protect classic designs from imitation.

The repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 came into effect on 28 July, and means that iconic design products will now be protected for 70 years after a designer dies.

This includes products such as Arne Jacobsen’s egg chair and Charles and Ray Eames’ DSW plastic chair.

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