IS IT LEGAL TO BUY REPLICA FURNITURE?
Zerafino is a UK company that operates under UK copyright law. In 2015 the UK government decided on a 5 year transitional period before extending copyright protection from 25 years after creation, to 70 years after the death of the designer. In April 2020 legislation will change, but for now these products are 100% legal.
Currently we are able to reproduce designs and sell replica furniture 25 years after its initial creation, which is exactly what we do. As a result, we comply fully with English law, making it perfectly legal to buy beautiful furniture from zerafino.com. We will always keep you updated with any relevant developments.
For more information, you can consult the Transitional provisions for the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIVE IN THE UK?
If you live in an EU or EEA country it is still 100% legal to buy and import our products from our warehouse in the UK, even if the copyright law in your country differs to that in the UK. This is because you are not infringing any exclusive rights under local copyright regulation in other EU/EEA countries when you are buying replica furniture.
So yes, replica furniture is legal.
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