| Commentary

85 Design documents and models

| Commentary

85 Design documents and models

Making an article to a design, copying an article made to the design or issuing to the public, including in a film, or communicating to the public any such article or copy is not an infringement of any copyright in a design document or model recording or embodying the design for anything other than an artistic work or typeface1. This exception was introduced to prevent design owners from relying on artistic copyright to protect utilitarian three-dimensional objects. The exclusion of documents or models embodying a design for an artistic work is intended to ensure that

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