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Archived updates for Monday, February 14, 2005

The Cutting Edge of I/P for the Apparel Industry

According to their website, Cornell Univerity's "The Cutting Edge" focuses on the apparel and sewn products industry. It consists of a set of seven lessons that can stand alone to provide information on a specific business variable or used together as a primer on starting or growing an apparel or sewn products business.

After completing their I/P Module, is lesson, you will be able to:
  • Compare the purposes, registration process, and length of protection of copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets and decide which is right for your entrepreneurial venture.
  • Describe the limitations of IP law for textile surface designs (2D) and apparel designs (3D) in the US and how these affect the way you develop and market apparel and sewn products.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of licensing the right to use your business trademark, copyrighted material, or patent rather than producing and selling it yourself.
    Know where to conduct an on-line preliminary trademark or patent search.
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