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New options for filing industrial designs

January 16, 2019

Industrial designs, or design patents in the United States, provide protection for visual design of an item. Industrial designs can, therefore, serve as a valuable form of IP protection and may allow protection of aesthetic or “non-functional” aspects of a product that distinguish it in the marketplace…

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Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty in your Patent Filing Strategy

May 08, 2018

Does filing a Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) application lead to an “international patent”? The short answer is no. But with some strategic consideration, a patentee can secure patent rights for protecting the worldwide realities of their business. The PCT is a multi-lateral treaty allowing…

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