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Outdoor Industry Product Manufacturers: Beware of Potential Trademark Pitfalls

Outdoor Industry Product Manufacturers: Beware of Potential Trademark Pitfalls

The outdoors and sporting goods industries are key users of the latest high-tech materials such as specialized fabrics, plastics, etc. Manufacturers in the outdoors and sporting goods industry can sometimes unexpectedly find themselves pulled into trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuits in America with these large outdoor and sporting goods companies, in connection with these high-tech materials.

Textile Patterns and Design Patents

Textile Patterns and Design Patents

In our previous posts, we discussed how design patents may be used to provide intellectual property coverage for apparel, and we discussed some strategies for getting the most out of a design patent.  Here we discuss how design patent protection can be extended across multiple product lines by obtaining design patents to the ornamental design of fabric.