This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Under current intellectual property laws, industrial designs (ID) may potentially be protected through design patents, trade dress, and copyright. In addition, the Vessel Hull Design Protection Actestablished a specialized, or sui generis, intellectual property right for the protection of boat hull designs. Some experts argue that the present intellectual property regime does not adequately protect ID. Contents of this report: (1) ID and Intellectual Property: Copyright; Trade Dress; Design Patents; Vessel Hull Design Protection; (2) Current Issues in ID Protection: Intellectual Property Rights in Fashion Designs; U.S. Adherence to the Hague Convention; Auto Spare Parts; Judicial Developments Concerning ID Patents; (3) Issues in Innovation and Competition.Automobile Spare Parts The use of design patents to protect automobile aftermarket or collision repair parts has long ... replacement automobile parts, designed for use in the 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck, infringed design patents owned byanbsp;...
|Title||:||Intellectual Property in Industrial Designs|
|Author||:||John R. Thomas|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011-01|