Well not only happy faces, as the duck put Dutch artist Florentine Hofman in fire. He developed and designed a giant duck years ago. This duck already swam in Amsterdam and other parts of Holland. According to Hofman it is a clear infringement on his copyrights. “The worst of all is that a British online betting shop is behind the idea and their plan is to stimulate crazy ideas. Obviously, ideas of others.”
An interesting case as the main question is whether a giant duck can be copyright protected. The design of the rubber duck is known for years. Will the ” blowing” effect that makes the item supersized be sufficient in order to get the protection? No, according to a judge in a similar Dutch case concerning giant cushions. There must be extra original elements that justify the protection. And that will be probably the main topic in a possible lawsuit. Is it just a duck or are there any additional elements? And moreover, are these elements copied?
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