Deirdre Dyson designs are completely unique and, as such, are protected by copyright.
This was tested recently when an interior design company supplied its customer with a carpet reproduced from Deirdre’s artwork without her permission.
Unfortunately, she had to take the matter to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, which upheld her claim of copyright infringement and also awarded damages and costs.
It is disappointing that so much time and money had to be spent to protect intellectual property rights, but when designs are copied unlawfully, the courts need to be notified in order to highlight the seriousness of what is an increasingly common practice.
UPDATE: As instructed by the courts the copy was returned to us and recently destroyed.