Welcome to the Outdoors Intellectual Property blog, the first blog of its kind dedicated to intellectual property matters relevant to the outdoor gear and apparel industry.  Written by experienced IP professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, this blog includes provocative discussion and technical analysis covering patents, trademarks, branding, copyright, and trade secret issues as they relate to the lucrative and growing outdoor industry.  Here, you can find everything from answers to your questions about how to protect innovation to informative discussion regarding trends and IP-related news.  Join us as we explore the great big world of Outdoors IP.