Dorling v Honnor Marine Ltd: CA 1964

The court considered the protection of drawings of parts of a boat. The court distinguished between designs capable of registration which were subject to s 10, and designs which were not registrable (chiefly because they were functional) and so bore full-term artistic copyright even in respect of industrial products.


[1964] RPC 160, [1965] Ch 1


Copyright Act 1956 9(8)


England and Wales

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CitedKaisha v Green Cartridge Company (Hong Kong) Limited PC 30-Apr-1997
(Hong Kong) The claimants complained of the sale by the defendants of refilled cartridges for use with their printers.
Held: The spare cartridge manufacturer’s appeal failed: ‘repair is by definition something which does not amount to the . .
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Intellectual Property

Updated: 02 June 2022; Ref: scu.242418