Enough is enough
For too long intellectual property law has been treated with indifference, leading to the incoherent and often confusing
For many years, at least until the early 1970s, intellectual property law caused little bother to politicians nor indeed to businessmen. Intellectual property (although in the 1970s it had still to acquire that accolade) was a rather dusty area of the law, generally of interest only to a small number of specialist practitioners and certain industry sectors such as the pharmaceuticals industry or the jewellery industry (which prompted the Design Copyright Act 1968).
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