The final part of a four-part blog series on the intersection of fashion and intellectual property law, this post touches upon design patents and their role in the fashion industry. (Playing catch-up? Click for the previous posts on fashion and IP, namely, copyright, trade dress, and trademark/counterfeiting.)
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Trademark is likely the first area of IP that fashion brands think about. It’s the name or symbol that will appear behind a runway, on a website, or on a hangtag. This post discusses trademark law protection for fashion brands, and the relationship between trademark and counterfeiting.
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The first post in this four-part blog series on fashion and intellectual property (inspired by the end of New York Fashion Week last week) touched on the protection of fashion designs under U.S. copyright law. This post focuses on the role of trade dress in the fashion world.
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As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it seems appropriate to discuss how intellectual-property intersects with the fashion industry. Fashion is one of the trickier areas when it comes to intellectual property protection, especially copyright. If you launch a fashion brand, IP knowledge is definitely something you might want up your sleeve (pun 100% intended).
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