Vermaat and Another v Boncrest Ltd: ChD 22 Jun 2000

A drawing, which was otherwise an artistic work, did not cease to be protected by copyright, merely because it contained words and figures, as a direction on how to make up the article of craftsmanship depicted, and the article could not be made without those directions. It was necessary for the author to be both artist and craftsman. It might be an artistic work if it contained details necessary to create an artistic work. Copyright did not subsist in samples created to exemplify the drawings.


Times 23-Jun-2000, Gazette 22-Jun-2000


England and Wales

Intellectual Property

Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.90151