1 Comments Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
Dear Lukeydukey, No it is not legal to take someone's design, change the label and call it your own. This is called passing off. In many cases, the copier changes a minimum number of fatures and elements of design so as to have the look and feel of the original but not (technically) a copy. Because of the fact that these copies need to be vey close to the original to have appeal, the thought of setting up a stor here would not be well received, in my view, by the designeds of the original. That's propbaby why we don't see stores of these kinds anywhere in the major cities around the world. They seem to be sold only from street corners.