The undiscussed trademark implications of 3D printing

Much has been written about 3D printing in both mainstream media and the IP press, with WTR previously identifying the rise in 3D printing technology as a trend for trademark counsel to monitor. To date, much of the discussion has centred on the reproduction – and potential counterfeiting – of such goods as sneakers, spare parts and firearms. However, the news that confectionary products have been successfully printed illustrates that those in the food and pharmaceutical sectors should be paying close attention to this new technology.

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