By Joachim Kobuss, Alexander Bretz, Arian Hassani
Published by Birkhäuser Basel;
Pages 350 April 2010
Price € 29,90
An easy-to-understand guide for designers on the legal topics that deeply affect their everyday professional activities, "Become a Successful Designer" provides designers with ways to protect and handle their intellectual property rights. Focus groups are all kinds of designers of the product, furniture, interior, fashion, textile, communications, graphics, and computational design areas. The authors Joachim Kobuss, Alexander Bretz and Arian Hassani explain the legal framework and the possibilities to act in that field from a completely new point of view. The law and its effects on the individual designer are described in the context of designers’ everyday practice. Here, the legal aspects of design do not appear in incomprehensible legalese but are rather shown as a strategic instrument for designers which can be fun to handle. All topics are discussed from an international and general viewpoint – due to the increasing globalization in the design fields.