Created by THE SNAP COLLECTIVE for VIVID SYDNEY
Tuesday June 2nd − 6.00pm for 6.30 start
GET REAL – DON’T BE FAKE!!
Is the rise of ‘replica’ furniture killing local creativity and manufacturing – what can be done about it?
When a fake ROLEX or Louis Vuitton handbag is universally considered to be a ‘copy’ – why is fake designer furniture called ‘replica’?
If it’s illegal to download a bit torrent movie or a book – why is it legal in Australia to copy original designer furniture and lighting?
Despite unprecedented demand for fake designer furniture, Australia lags behind European counterparts with intellectual property protection for product designers, and the term ‘replica’ presently allows companies to manufacture and sell copies of original designs, resellers going as far as using the original creator’s name in marketing.
How would you react if your work was plagiarised?
A panel of award-winning designers join major retailers to explore what can be done to protect the future of the Australian design community in constructive discussion on a burning industry topic.
DAVID TRUBRIDGE (via Skype)
Internationally acclaimed designer David Trubridge exhibits at major trade fairs and design weeks globally, and has products sold in 40 countries. David explains how he tackles the issue when his own work is copied. // davidtrubridge.com
SARAH GIBSON – CoFounder / Designer – DESIGN BY THEM
Sarah and Nick Karlovasitis founded DesignByThem in 2006, the brand representing their work alongside other Australian designers. Sarah shares what happened when their independent design brand discovered a major retailer selling an Asian copy of a DbT product. // designbythem.com
ANTHONY COLLINS – STYLECRAFT M.D
Managing Director upholds a brand ethos supporting authentic design. Anthony reveals how they successfully prevented a ‘replica’ reseller from marketing a plagiarised version of an original design by local designer Ross Gardam. // stylecraft.com.au
CHRIS ROUND // Intellectual property specialist
Intellectual Property expert Chris Round will get ‘hands on’ with detail – clarifying the facts. Where do designer’s stand? What should they do if their product is copied? How can they protect themselves? What recourse is available?
TICKETS _ $30.00 Early Bird / $40.00 General Admission. // buy tickets
DIA members received CPD points for attending.
Drinks served on arrival.
Limited media passes – please email AMS@thesnapcollective.com