USPTO considers whether to carve out exception to infringement of design 12 Sep 08
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Congress are re-examining the extent to which the design of a component part of an article of manufacture should be protected. In 1989 Representative Richard Gephardt introduced HR 3017 to amend the Copyright Act in order to extend protection to the industrial designs of useful articles. While this and subsequent bills were...
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