Watch: Designs for the Generalist In-House Counsel

What does the generalist in-house counsel need to know about protecting designs? Designs occupy a unique space in intellectual property. In the U.S., designs are protected under the patent laws, while in Europe, designs are typically protected under industrial design law. Overlapping protection for designs also exists in the U.S. and Europe through copyright law and through trademark law as it applies to trade dress.

Foley Hoag LLP presents a webinar offering guidance for in-house counsel regarding the basics of design protection from U.S. and European perspectives, as well as strategies for protecting designs effectively and economically.

Topics Discussed

  • Why protect designs?
  • The interplay of design and utility patents
  • The interplay of design patent law and copyright and trademark law
  • European Industrial design law basics and its interplay with copyright and trademark law
  • The interplay of design patent law and industrial design law as it relates to priority
  • Recent important design patent decisions


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