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Reusing design

Published 21.09.06 at 19:30

Reusing existing design and making new products is environmentally friendly, resourceful and clever. What's more, it appeals as much to the eco-warrior as to the design guru. However reusing someone else's existing product to create something new, often means finding out who is the originator and coming to an arrangement about copyright, ownership, possible partnership and clearances.

The result of an event organised for [re]design 06, this podcast focuses on the role of design and designers in relation to recycling existing products or waste products for manufacture, and the IP issues that come out this. Case studies of creative manufacturers also feature.

The podcast is chaired by Dr Paul Micklethwaite, senior researcher in Sustainable Design at Kingston University, and speakers include Lee Gage, IP lawyer at Harbottle & Lewis, Jason Allcorn, one half of the duo behind design studio WEmake, and Clare Brass, campaign leader at the Design Council.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

Photo credit: Law Keven

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