Title

Creativity in fashion: the complex effects of IP

Date of this Version

8-2015

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Van Caenegem, W., & Atkinson, V. (2015). Creativity in fashion: the complex effects of IP. Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 28(6), 150-156.

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© 2015 Reed International Books Australia Pty Limited trading as LexisNexis

ISSN

1035–1353

Abstract

This article examines the basic structure of legal protection in the fashion industry. By its nature fashion is both creative and cyclical, which presents particular challenges for lawyers and policy makers. The paper finds that although the design registration system is the most suitable for fashion design, factors of cost and delay detract from its practical utility.

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