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Design law is the strategic application of patent, trademark, and copyright law to the design of physical and digital articles of manufacture. Successful military, industrial, medical, and consumer product firms employ design law to protect their goods from infringement for the span of their commercial lives.
Intellectual property attorneys typically specialize in one or two of the primary IP fields, but not all three. Manufacturers should involve all of their IP attorneys during the product development stage because securing federal patent, trademark, or copyright registration is date-critical. Flann Lippincott, of Lippincott IP LLC, directs this presentation to IP attorneys who can benefit from understanding how the three IP specialties interact when applied to designs. Understanding the role of product functionality across disciplines is key to crafting a comprehensive long-term strategy.
Flann incorporates her experience as an industrial designer and entrepreneur into a visual presentation that informs by applying design law to two iconic products. Due to the broad scope of this presentation, this program is intended for viewers who already possess a basic knowledge of
Flann is a transaction and litigation attorney with a professional background in art, design, science, and business. She blends these experiences with law to give her clients the legal tools that they need to achieve business success. Having acquired and defended her own trademarks, design patent, and contracts for her prior international consumer products company, Flann is sensitive to both the commercial and personal value of intellectual property to her clients.
Law Practice Areas
Copyright and trademark clearance, registration, management, protection, litigation| Design and Utility patents and Registered Community Designs | IP and design law planning and strategy| Commercial contract and licensing agreement drafting and litigation| Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposition and cancellation proceedings| Licensed in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Parsons School of Design, Part Time Lecturer, Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Regulations and Practices | Certificate Program in Design Entrepreneurship, Pratt Institute, Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Staying out of Trouble
Industrial Designers Society of America | Product Development Management Association | American Intellectual Property Law Association | American Bar Association Design Law Group
B.A. Art History, Cornell University | M.S.J. Intellectual Property, magna cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law | J.D. Rutgers University School of Law - Newark.
An excellent presentation regarding design/patent law.
Speaker did a nice job explaining difficult material.
Excellent presentation. Love the compare and contrast between design patent, trade dress and copyright!
Great Presentation! Very illustrative examples used therein!
Best presentation yet! Great examples showing the distinctions between copyright, design patent, trade dress and trademarks.
Very interesting topic.
This was a very informative lecture.
Excellent presentation! I hope she has more -- knows how to present a very complicated area of law and make it understandable even by non-IP attorneys.
she was great
Very well organized and original. Excellent use of examples, drawings and photos.
Program was a little over my head, but an area of law that interests me.
I really enjoyed this!
Very timely and interesting topic that one doesn't hear much about. More IP presentations should be included in the bundle.
A good overview of this area of law. Made me wish I had practiced in this area instead.
Presentation visually very interesting and informative - her use of illustrations and graphics was a big plus.to conveying legal content.
I learned a lot from this program.
I love that she brought props!
Lippincott is an exceptional teacher.
Interesting topics I knew nothing about.
I especially appreciated the discussion of trade dress.
This was a very interesting CLE
lots of good examples
Practical applications and examples were apropos to her underlying [sic?] harmonious & overlapping areas of professional expertise. Very enjoyable and informative presentation. Thank you.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this program and how superb the instructor's presentation and materials were!
She does a nice job with her examples!
Really thought it was good.
Excellent practical presentation with illustrative representations
perfect timing for this course for me. About to file a copyright case related to topic
VERY well done
I appreciated the aspect of how to discuss the law and how it applies to your client base. This is an explanation that I believe to be very helpful.
Excellent presentation. One of the best IP CLE courses on Lawline!! Thank you.
Not an IP attorney, but this was an excellent course.
Presenter very well informed and presented material in understandable terms.
This was a very good and informative presentation.
Good treatment of a complex legal area. The examples at the end were a very good idea.
Excellent. Thank you.
Presenter's use of examples effectively conveyed the course material.
Liked the props, really added to the discussion.
Very good presenter and accompanying materials