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Canva Launches New Suite of AI-Powered Design Tools

Plagiarism Today

The graphic design platform Canva has launched a dozen new AI-powered tools. The post Canva Launches New Suite of AI-Powered Design Tools appeared first on Plagiarism Today. But how well do they work and are they legal/ethical to use?

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Tips for searching logos and design trademarks at the USPTO

Erik K Pelton

I recent sat down with Alt Legal to share best practices for searching trademark designs or logos with the new USPTO search system. Watch below: For more, see [link] The post Tips for searching logos and design trademarks at the USPTO appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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[Guest post] Animated designs – revisited under current and future EU design law

The IPKat

The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following guest contribution by Katfriend Henning Hartwig (Bardehle Pagenberg) on the status of protecting animated digital or virtual designs under EU design law. As regards the recast Designs Directive, Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations etc.

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Redesigning Design Patent Validity

JD Supra Law

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sitting en banc recently overruled the long-standing test for determining obviousness of design patents in LKQ Corporation, Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. Patent and Trademark Office (the USPTO) issued new guidelines for the examination of design patent applications.

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Design Patent Protection for Computer Generated Icons and Graphical User Interfaces

Intellectual Property Law Blog

One way to, at least partially, overcome this is to consider design patent protection for computer generated icons and certain aspects of the graphical user interface (GUI) elements of a computer program. Strategic use of design patents can be an important part of an overall patent strategy.

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Design Patents at the PTAB: Performance Gap Between Design and Utility Patents Highlights the Durability of Design Patents

JD Supra Law

Since the inception of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) in 2012, design patents obtained a higher rate of favorable results in Inter Partes Reviews (“IPRs”) and Post Grant Reviews (“PGRs”) than utility patents. For example, the institution rate for design patents is about 38% compared to roughly 65% for utility patents.

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Federal Circuit Overrules Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness


by Dennis Crouch In a highly anticipated en banc decision, the Federal Circuit has overruled the longstanding Rosen-Durling test for assessing obviousness of design patents. Rejecting the argument that KSR did not implicate design patent obviousness, the court reasoned that 35 U.S.C. § GM Global Tech. Operations LLC , No. at 15 (Fed.