Each nation had their solution to this problem: in some, it was completely banned clonation -as in the Federal Republic of Bazikstan, RFB- and in others, while private laboratories created clones for the state and their armed forces, it was determined these would be after a period of service, free individuals, so they where more close to "serfs" of the state, rather than property, as in Nortenz.
But in other nations, more influenced by the policies of free market and the megacorporation, as the United States of Spotzen, the ban of private ownership of clones was lifted, and depending in the states, reduced only to corporations and the state, or even private people.
This was very critiqued as a kind of blatant neo-slavery, and degrading to the human dignity: and trying to soften the critiques, many of these nations without bans in buying and holding artificial humans as property, was enacted laws to ensure that the commercialization of humans wasn't too degrading -normally the artificial human /clones would be sold while still in their incubation chambers, and then delibered to their owners.
Such enactment did not stop many companies from publicly displaying available stock of artificial humans, particularly women, from the windows of their buildings in order to attract interested parties. Sales would later be completed outside of such buildings to avoid violation of the law.
There where several laws then, to try to limit the use of privately owned artificial humans, to try to avoid what were classified as amoral and criminal practices. However, in the corporated owned plants, and in the black markets, the safeguards put in place to guarantee the rights and safeties of the artificial humans were often ignored and widespread exploitation followed.
And this would be one of the many explanations of the fight of the MDHA (Movement for the Rights of the Artificial Humans) against this neo-slavery. It would soon culminate into a conflagration of unprecedented level for over a decade known as the Rebellion of the Clones. When the rebellion finally ended, artificial humans found themselves with new and free republics from which they could live their lives in peace, but the cost for such freedoms was high with hundreds of thousands of clones losing their lives in the conflict.