Copyright in Marine Design - NZ Marine News, Winter 2019 Edition

Disputes over design ownership are all too common in the marine industry, particularly where the yards wish to establish a range of boats, built off a common design feature.

Care needs to be taken to ensure that the appointment agreement for the naval architect properly records what the parties have agreed.  If the law implies terms, one party may end up in tears.

The attached article, published in the Winter Edition of NZ Marine News canvasses those issues.

copyright in marine design.pdf