Beware of imitations! Part 2
lntellectual property is an increasingly topical theme. Appropriating ideas from competitors, blatant imitation, paying no heed to other people's rights - almost every sector in business has to deal with these problems. But relatively speaking, it seems to happen more often in those sectors in which creativity plays a major role. The advertising world, the design sector and indeed the Fairs & Exhibitions sector are frequently confronted with the problem.
Whereas Part 1 of this article dealt with general, more theoretical issues related to intellectual property, in this Part 2 Marcoline van der Dussen, a lawyer at CMS Derks
Star Busmann (see box), answers a number of questions about cases that will be familiar to everyone in the sector.