2 days ago
As the EU actively tightens the rules against counterfeit products w jail time & hefty fines as penalties - Australia sits on the other end of the spectrum with consumers thirsty for cheap knock-offs of original furnishings & lax laws that lets this happen!
At a project level, where products are specified in volumes (hundreds of chairs, tables, multiple floors of furnishings, objects & most of all - lighting!) - original products on these specifications are actively swapped out by building professionals (project managers / developers etc) & cheap copies are substituted for the original products so someone can pocket the savings ..... this practice now endemic!
🤔Have you had your designs copied?
🤔Or have products you distribute, make or sell been copied?
‼️HAVE YOUR SAY‼️// (By FRIDAY FEB 21) invest just 10 mins in anonymous survey & help inform the future of Australian design protection & intellectual property (IP) reform!!
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✔️IP Australia are reviewing Australian design systems - a system that currently leaves the furnishing sector open to being savaged by replica retailers & distributors of ultra cheap knockoffs of both locally designed & imported furniture, lighting, architectural hardware, bathroom products - the list keeps growing.
If you feel Australia should employ the same IP protection as the EU
Have a say✔️
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👉furniture / lighting / product designers
👉industrial design / design brands
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👉anyone who creates / makes / sells / distributes / exports original design - identify your role in final question box +
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