Tag Archives: Design

Design Is Not Content: Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That Communications Decency Act Provides Immunity to Website Against Negligent Web Design Claim

Does the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provide immunity to a website against allegations that its design and operation enabled a third party to buy a gun, which the third party then used as a murder weapon? In Daniel v. Armslist, … Continue reading

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Does § 101 Apply to Design Patents?

By Sarah Burstein, Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law Over the past few years, I’ve had various people ask me if 35 U.S.C. § 101 applies to design patents. Now, I hear that the same question … Continue reading

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How Can Safer Car Design Can Help Prevent Personal Injury to Roanoke Pedestrians?

A few months ago, I gave in to my family’s request for a dog. We decided to adopt a 18 month old yellow lab.  She’s a great dog. Like all dogs, she has to be fed, groomed and walked.  My … Continue reading

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Why trade dress beats design patents

Via the Diva of Design Law, Sarah Burstein: This is a good example of how trade dress provides broader protection than design patents. Looks like […] The post Why trade dress beats design patents appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. … Continue reading

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Guitar design authorship blues: delay and consent defeat (c), ROP, other claims

Webster v. Abbott, 2018 WL 7352411, No. 8:17-cv-01795-T-02CPT (M.D. Fla. Nov. 30, 2018)Webster is a luthier and guitar technician who goes by “Buddy Blaze.” Around 1985, he modified a Dean ML guitar and had the guitar painted blue with a … Continue reading

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