Contemporary art and patents

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This article investigates whether contemporary art can or should be protected by patent law. The investigation commences with a working definition of contemporary art and then examines the way that patent law has treated fine art in the US, UK and Australia, and whether this treatment would extend to contemporary art. A number of examples of patents granted to types of contemporary art are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-261
Number of pages18
JournalQueen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


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