Copyright notice: knitting and sewing patterns

This notice is aimed at individuals and small businesses who may wish to use or create knitting, sewing and related patterns.



Copyright notices are published by the Intellectual Property Office to help explain specific areas of copyright in the UK.

This notice provides advice for people relating to knitting and sewing, including copying, sharing or selling patterns, and selling items made using a pattern. This notice is not meant as a substitute for legal advice on particular cases, but it can help readers understand some of the issues involved. It is not a conclusive view of the law - only a decision of the court can provide that.

Published 2 February 2015
Last updated 4 January 2021 + show all updates
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