"I was recently reading through some commentary you* wrote concerning the Design Regulation and Directive included in a book edited by Mario Franzosi. You and several of the authors cite an explanatory memorandum on the Directive and Regulation, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. By chance, do you have digital copies you could send me?"The book in question, European Design Protection: commentary to directive and regulation proposals, was published in 1996 and cannot be said to represent current thinking on the legislation in question; it does however have some historical interest. Back in the early 1990s, when the research and writing for this book were in full swing, the idea of electronic copies had scarcely permeated most areas of legal research and I was unaware that any such copy was available then. I certainly don't have one now and a gentle effort to locate an electronic copy of the explanatory memo with the aid of a well-known search engine proved fruitless.
So -- does any reader of this weblog have, or know of the existence of, an electronic copy which he or she can make available?
* As a point of historical accuracy, not to mention the right of attribution of authorship, the chapter which appears in my name was actually written by my friend and colleague Uma Suthersanen, though I did have the pleasure of giving her a small assist.