Re: Selling Hand Made Hives
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It appears you are in the UK, and I am no expert on copyright in any country. But as I understand it, documents carry a copyright, but not objects. For instances, this document on British National standards carries a Crown copyright:
but the copyright relates to re-publishing the document. If the hive was patented, then there would be legal issues if you sold hives manufactured to that design without arranging a license from the patent holder.
Unless there is a current patent in effect, you should be able to sell hives manufactured to a given standard.
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