They Stole My Design

Australia is now seen as 'Wild West of fake designer furniture’* ‘Replica’ designs are legal in Australia and fake furniture sellers often use a designers name, photography and exact product details to promote and sell knock-offs! In April the United Kingdom introduced penalties of up to £50,000 /10 years jail for those selling fake designer furniture, so is it time for Australia to step up our game? Our panel were involved the ADA campaign – making submissions into the Federal Government Productivity Commission into Intellectual Property. We also appeared at the Public Hearings in Sydney and Canberra. Does design theft in Australia concern you? Anyone opposed to design rip-offs and replicas should support the ADA campaign – join us to hear where we are at! DESIGN TALK // - Friday 3.00pm – FREE TO ATTEND, RSVP ESSENTIAL - HERE   Moderator - Anne-Maree Sargeant                   @authenticdesign_aus / @the_snap_assembly Richard Munao, CULT                                            @cultdesignau                                           Gordon Tait, TAIT                                                    @madebytait Barbara Hermon, HERMON & HERMON      @barbarahermon Nick Rennie, Happy Finish  Design                  @nickrenniehfd