UnIP in Canada for an Industrial Design

On November 16, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Brian A. Hall

UnIP (UnIntellectual Property): Industrial Design for Double-Walled Drinking Glasses

This blog is typically focused on US law.  However, this particular decision from Canada’s Federal Court caught my attention as it confirms that an industrial design that is merely functional and not different from pre-existing designs is not entitled to intellectual property protection.  Much like a trade dress, industrial designs protect the visual features rather than the particular function of an article.

Rather than summarize, I will direct you to the website IP article from sim, a Canadian IP law firm.  Well done sim.


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