Helen Johannessen: working with designers and manufacturers

Commissioning somebody else to manufacture and distribute your own designs can be a daunting prospect. Here, Designer Helen Johannessen talks about her journey from making it herself to trusting a pro …

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Ruth Tomlinson: making it yourself

When producing one-off artistic work in an applied art context it’s not at all clear which intellectual property right applies. Jewellery designer Ruth Tomlinson talks about her working practice from …

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Jo Heckett: your online showcase

Is your website doing the job of selling your work? And do you know what you need to do if you hold customers’ data? Or who owns copyright in your website? Showing and selling your work online is an i …

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Angie Boothroyd: having a good trade show

Going to a fair with your new designs requires a lot of preparation and consideration – and some of it should address legal issues. Jewellery designer Angie Boothroyd talks about why she shows her des …

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Your intellectual property rights

As an artist, you have specific and well-established legal rights, as well as general protection under the law on things like employment or getting paid. For a good overview of some of your rights as …

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