Practicing Responsible Product Design

Law360, New York (April 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While makers of high-end luxury goods have always battled to protect their intellectual property rights against knock-offs sold on the streets and subways in Europe or in certain infamous market areas in New York City or Asia, the alleged copying of design features or the “look and feel” of stylish, but common, consumer goods has largely been ignored.

In recent years, however, owners of intellectual property rights related to such goods have become more active in protecting their investments in design, both by obtaining design patents...
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