I sold off my old makes be­cause I’m tak­ing my work in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion, but was shocked to see some­one else sell­ing it on as their own de­signs. Are they al­lowed to do this? DAVID SAYS: Things to con­sider in­clude if it was just the phys­i­cal ob­jects that were sold or if there was any trans­fer of in­tel­lec­tual property. Are the works your orig­i­nal pieces or copies? De­pend­ing on when the works were first made, un­reg­is­tered de­sign rights might still ex­ist, or they may be pro­tected by copyright if you’re iden­ti­fied as the au­thor. If your work is mov­ing in a new di­rec­tion, you may want to con­sider if it’s worth the time and money needed to pursue this.

Pro­tect the think­ing be­hind your prod­uct

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.