Famous designer furniture or lighting can seem timeless, but the underlying designs are subject to copyright in Germany for 70 years after the author or creator dies. Exclusive licensees, which can be famous manufacturers of quality furniture in their own right, have a reason to sell their goods at notably high prices—they have to pay a licence until the copyright expires.
To continue reading, you need a subscription to WIPR. Start a subscription to WIPR for £455.
In-house feature articles, the archive and expert comment require a paid subscription. Subscribe now.
Want to give it a try? We are offering a two week free trial to the WIPR website – register and select “Free Trial” to begin access to the full WIPR archive and read the latest news, features and expert comment. Begin your free trial here.
Is your 2 week free trial about to end? Upgrade to a 12 month subscription for £455 now.
If you have already subscribed please login.
If you have any technical issues please email tech support.
Jens Künzel, Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben, copyright, licensing, CJEU, Bauhaus,