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IP Discussions with Joshua Simmons is a series of conversations hosted by nationally recognized intellectual property litigator, Joshua Simmons. Each month, Josh is joined by a panel of IP luminaries, leading scholars, and industry insiders. Together, they examine major topics and events in a civil, roundtable format.

The United States protects product design through a number of different intellectual property disciplines, including copyright, trade dress, and design patent law. Each IP discipline comes with benefits and disadvantages for a product designer. Some IP rights are easier to acquire than others, and some have broader enforcement possibilities. Given the ease with which product design can be copied or mimicked, questions concerning design protection are at the fore of IP considerations for many companies.

What You Will Learn:

  • What intellectual property disciplines protect product design in the United States?
  • How can product design protect protection be acquired?
  • What are the tradeoffs to relying on different IP disciplines to protect your product designs?

PLI’s Studio Briefings are on-demand video CLE programs that feature an intimate and engaging round table discussion format with legal and industry experts addressing a range of topics.  Visit our landing page for our library of PLI Studio Briefings.

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