‘On Your Bike: Pedalling Your Way to Copyright Protection’

“In the recent case of Brompton Bicycle Ltd v Chedech/Get2Get, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that copyright protection can apply to a product shape where it is both functional and original. As a result, any product whose shape is at least in part necessary to obtain a technical result, such as the folding bicycle in this case, may be able to avail of copyright protection …” (more)

[Mason Hayes and Curran, 30 June]

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