Making Sure You're Covered - Using Intellectual Property to Protect Textiles
3 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2020
Date Written: March 8, 2016
Strategies for using a variety of intellectual property types to protect textiles are necessary due to the historical lack of any dedicated protection for textiles, apparel or fiber technologies. This paper is a review and illustration of a multi-pronged approach that weaves together aspects of utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trademark, and trade secrets.
Keywords: textiles, fibers, woven, knit, industrial, patent, design, trademark, secret
JEL Classification: K11, K39, O31, O32, O34
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