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Intersection of Trade Dress, Design Patent & Copyright
Date: 04/11/2014
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Intellectual Property Law
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
MCLE Credit: 2.75 IL MCLE Credit
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The protection of the configuration of a product, or that of the appearance of its packaging, poses many challenges for intellectual property owners. This seminar will cover the current state of trademark law, design patent law and copyright law, along with strategies for maximizing protection and avoiding pitfalls, such as functionality. The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion and debate on the high points and low points of the courts in these areas, and potential reforms that are needed.


Trade dress protection, issues with functionality, trade dress contrasted with copyright protection and patent protection preclusion will be covered.
Janet Marvel, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

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