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recent case Jan Constantine’s ‘Love’


involved cushion


which a well-known supermarket had copied. With due course, the supermarket was notified and the design promptly removed from their shelves.


But how far can High Street stores claim ignorance or blame their supplier before they have to assume responsibility for their own actions? Is there not a point in the legal system where they are liable for what they do and shouldn’t there be a law that not only supports and protects designers, but also a procedure whereby suppliers are name and shamed, enabling stricter rules?


In Rachael Taylor’s case, Marks and Spencer laid the blame with their supplier, leaving her powerless to respond as she had no direct contact with the supplier.


ACID launched their campaign ‘Commission It, Don’t Copy It’ get High Street stores on board


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