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CASE STUDY I The Problem With Copyright – Don’t Assume You’re Covered!

Some of Australia’s best-known rock photographers are calling copyright infringement by the online auction of media giant Fairfax’s Sydney Morning Herald image archive. On Friday ABC news reported hundreds of [...]
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CASE STUDY // THE BUILDING INDUSTRY PROBLEM

The heart of the problem when building industry professionals swap the original furniture and lighting on projects for blatant knock-offs has been succinctly headlined in a newly released publication. The statement [...]
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CASE STUDY // Miss Glass Home x Aldi Knock-offs

Retailer ALDI Australia advertised a near identical product to one created by the Melbourne-based brand Miss Glass Home. The story then went viral as social media feeds lit up with many views on the growing problem of big business knocking-off original work by independent design brands and local creators. ROBBED ON HOME TURF These David vs […]
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DOES BUYING KNOCK-OFFS MAKE YOU A THIEF?

How Americans fight knockoffs! Knock-offs are a huge problem the Americans take seriously. Now independent and emerging designers join heritage manufacturers in the fight against the copied designs, despite the [...]
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WHY DO AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS BUY REPLICA FURNITURE?

National Gallery Australia: NGA x Replica furniture As the problem with design theft escalates it's clear that many national gallery, museum and public institution decision-makers simply don't know what's real and what's fake. Either that, or they simply don't care. But, sadly, replica furniture resides in many galleries and public institutions in Australia. Authenticity is […]
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CASE STUDY // When ‘Artistic Craftsmanship’ Applies

How Artistic Craftsmanship led to a significant win over 7 Australian retailers! After studying Naval Architecture in the UK, David Trubridge worked as a forester for 10 years when he started to make furniture. [...]