Book Review: Design Law European Union and United States of America, Uma Suthersanen, Sweet & Maxwell, 2009

Design Law European Union and United States of America, Uma Suthersanen, Sweet & Maxwell, 2009

The title of this book, Design Law: European Union and United States of America is somewhat of a misnomer. Despite being a relatively thin 276 page volume, it covers the protection of designs more widely that simply describing the sui generis design law in the two jurisdictions. The book also covers the protection of objects under copyright, trademark law, unjust enrichment and unregistered design rights. This is, therefore, a useful reference work, as a practitioner would be likely to consider alternative forms of protection and causes of action, particularly if the relevant sui generis design law were inapplicable. For example, if the object to be protected was specifically excluded, or if no design application had been registered in a timely manner but the article was, nevertheless being copied; or if a design had been registered for the object but the right had expired.

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