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What do I need to do if somebody takes photographs of my designs at a trade show? Do they need permission?

Published 28.08.12 at 12:14

Worried about people taking random photographs at trade shows where you are showing your new designs? Read our new FAQ to find out what rights apply, what remedies you have when somebody takes photographs and uses them to rip off your work and what precautions you can take to prevent people from taking photographs without your permission.

Image copyright: Xeeliz - some rights reserved


Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is 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.

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