[ciphershed] Re: An introduction to UX and IP

  • From: "Alain Forget" <aforget@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <ciphershed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:37:13 -0400

This is exactly why I consider you our current resident legal expert. :-P You 
either just know this stuff, or you know where to find it. :-)

Alain

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From: ciphershed-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ciphershed-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Jason Pyeron
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:34
To: ciphershed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ciphershed] An introduction to UX and IP

When it comes to the UI we think about look and feel. Images/pictures, icons,
text can be copyrighted. Layout can be (design) patented. Stylization and names
can be trademarked.

Some good reading:

http://www.bresslergroup.com/blog/three-key-steps-designing-ux-patents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-trade-dress.html

http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/23049/is-ux-copyrightable

http://lawblog.usfca.edu/internetjustice/2010/advantages-and-limitations-of-trad
e-dress-registration-using-ipod-nano-registration-as-an-example/

http://articles.latimes.com/1996-01-17/business/fi-25396_1_supreme-court

Example patent search...
https://www.google.com/search?gbv=2&tbm=pts&tbs=ptst%3Ad&q=dialog+button+&safe=o
ff&tbm=pts&tbs=ptst:d

-Jason

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