Intellectual Property | 03 May 2019

In August 2018, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court sided with the fashion industry in a copyright infringement lawsuit by holding that the overall style, colour, image and layout of the plaintiff’s designer handbags can reflect the author’s aesthetics and are works of art protected by copyright. This judgment substantially expanded the scope of copyright protection from the separate design elements, such as the patterns, zippers and devices, to the product itself. [Continue Reading]