Copyright Aid Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in   Main siteC A Main Site 

Using patterned wallpaper/wrapping paper in card design

 
   Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Waddell
New Member
New  Member


Joined: 29 Jul 2014
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Using patterned wallpaper/wrapping paper in card design Reply with quote

Hi,

I've recently designed some birthday cards I'd like to sell online. I have used wallpaper and wrapping paper to 'create' my designs; I have an owl with a patterned body and stripy eyes. It's a collage type design. I wondered where I stand in terms of copy right. The wrapping paper is from a well known card shop and the wallpaper is also from a well known household company. I've also used cut-outs from a popular Sunday paper.

Thanks,
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AndyJ
Oracle
Oracle


Joined: 29 Jan 2010
Posts: 1523

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Waddell,

Assuming that at all times your cards are made out of the original materials, and nothing is actually copied, then you should not have any problems over copyright. This is because of a doctrine called exhaustion of rights, which means that the owner of any copyright has no control over what happens to his works* once they have been sold to a consumer.

And I don't think you need be concerned about either trade marks or passing off.

* There is one small exception to this general state of affairs, which is a copyright owner can object to the derogatory treatment of his work, but I can't see that being at all applicable here as both main products are in effect designed to be cut up by the user, so they do not have any predetermined form or size.
_________________
Advice or comment provided here is not and does not purport to be legal advice as defined by s.12 of Legal Services Act 2007
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
 

You must be logged in to post  Log inLog in
Want to join in? New members are always welcome  RegisterRegister & join the discussion

 

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group