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Protecting 3D Printed Designs – Can Trade Dress Rights Fill The Void?

March 25, 2016 published Bill Cass’ article, “Protecting 3D Printed Designs – Can Trade Dress Rights Fill the Void?” on March 25, 2016, in which he examines the  importance of agreements to establish trade dress protection with third parties for 3D-printed products. Citing Coke and Christian Louboutin shoes as examples, Bill catalogs important intellectual property options for consumer products makers and patent owners generally. 

An accomplished attorney, Bill’s diverse practice includes intellectual property, IP litigation, and products liability litigation. He also co-chairs the Additive Manufacturing Practice at Cantor Colburn. For nearly thirty (30) years, he has tried cases in state and federal courts involving technology. As Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department for the last fifteen (15) years, he combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries. He has also tried matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His cases involve complex technology, including medical devices, circuitry, mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and computer software.

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