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Todd M. Lander Published in Daily Journal, “When Product Design Serves as Trade Dress”

Todd M. Lander, a partner in Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s Intellectual Property, Entertainment and New Media Practice, was published in the March 20 edition of the Daily Journal with the article, “When Product Design Serves as Trade Dress.”

In the article, Mr. Lander discusses how a surge in design patent/trade dress litigation has strained the longstanding tension in the law between unprotected functional elements of product design and appropriately protected trade dress.

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