Re: Re: Re: Automotive Style Patent? 15% Rule??
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on June 16, 2002 at 22:45:10:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Automotive Style Patent? 15% Rule?? posted by NoVett on June 15, 2002 at 05:31:50:
: : : I am considering doing a design for an automotive body that could be considered to be "similar" to an existing product. Though slightly different in shape (size) with minor detail differences, I'm wondering what automotive design patent/copyright rules are in effect and how a person would determine what is considered to be infringement.? I've heard from one kit car manufacturer that this "15% Rule" applies, but if this is true, how is 15% really determined ??
: : Dear NoVett,
: : For security a design patent search might give an answer.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
There comes a point where a legal opinion may be the answer.
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