Edited by Toshiko Takenaka
Chapter 16: Design patent–utility patent intersection
Designs are important to both innovators and consumers. Legal protection for designs is critical in encouraging innovative designs in the age of complex technology. As shown in this chapter, the law for designs protection is still evolving, and confusing. Design patent law, the step-sibling of utility patent law, and trade dress law are the two primary areas where designs are currently protected.
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