Product Clearance - Retail
Bell, David A.
, Brown, Randall C.
, Patel, Purvi J.
Services: Intellectual Property
, Trade Dress, Design Patents and Product Clearance
Our client wished to launch a new footwear item in a highly competitive space. One of the industry leaders in this space had recently filed many lawsuits against third parties due to what it perceived as infringement of its patent and trade dress rights. We worked very closely – nearly every day for approximately seven months – with our client, including its legal, product design, and buying teams. We cleared a footwear design that was viable from both legal and marketing perspectives. Haynes and Boone also ultimately issued trade dress and design patent clearance and opinion letters to the client in connection with this review.