|Design and allegedly infringing product superimposed|
The best part of the judgment comes at  when the Recorder, discussing the degree of design freedom enjoyed by hanger designers, says
"Within the basic parameters imposed by the function which a hanger has to carry out (the need for a hook to fit a hanging rail positioned in the middle of the hanger, arms which are roughly the size and shape of the shoulders of a garment etc.), there is plenty of scope for the exercise of design freedom. I was provided with a book entitled 'Cintres, Hangers' by one Daniel Rozensztroch which contains photographs of hundreds of different hangers collected by the author over a period of years [which leads this blogger to wonder whether there is a special Latin or Greek term for a collector or lover of clothes hangers ...]. It demonstrates the wide scope for the creativity of the designer which exists in the world of hangers, even extending to the world of 'disposable' plastic hangers ... ".