Design Patent Functionality: A Sensible Solution

Christopher V. Carani

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For consumers, the appetite for good design is insatiable. Innovative ornamental design, both in the physical and digital realm, can no longer be an afterthought. Consumers crave it. Consumers demand it. Businesses are fast at work striving to create functional products that have eye appeal.

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