Italian court ruling recognizes Ferrari as a “work of art”

The idea of ​​a good of high standard to be considered an authentic work of art makes a lot of sense. After all, both have characteristics in common such as the results of great talent and professional dedication and the exclusivity of their production. However, a recent Italian court ruling literally raised a well-known luxury item to the status of a work of art.

A court in the city of Bologna has ruled that the Ferrari 250 GTO is a work of art and, therefore, can not be replicated by any other manufacturer without the authorization of the Italian brand. Just as running with a screen of a famous painter, for example, the production of a replica of the model becomes prohibited by law.

Produced in the 1960s, the Ferrari 250 GTO (above and top of the page) was recognized as a “work of art” by a court in the Italian city of Bologna

The historic decision that undoubtedly opens new precedents on the debate on copyright in the luxury market was prompted by an action by Ferrari itself that obtained information that a manufacturer of craft vehicles had plans to produce a version of the model iconic. The decision, however, is limited only to the 250 GTO model.

Produced in the 1960s, the Ferrari 250 GTO currently has just under 40 copies worldwide. The court decision recognizes the Italian squire as the sole owner of the copyright and, therefore, only its production or reproduction. The ruling is an important step in the appreciation and recognition of the intellectual and artistic property of luxury goods.