That a chair must stand on four legs was long considered a given fact in the western world. With the design of the first “free-swinging” chair with no hind legs, that truism became somewhat shaky. Is such a chair a work of art? rospatt osten pross persuaded the courts that it is, thereby gaining copyright protection for it until the year 2056.
rospatt osten pross represents your interests in all aspects of design protection. We serve design-oriented companies in such lines of business as clothing, jewelry, furniture, lighting, and arts and crafts. We also have clients in technical fields who frequently face special legal questions about the function-oriented design of their products.
In design-protection cases, the attorney must be able to steep himself in the industrial design of a product and understand exactly how it works. We always regard it as a challenge to be able to present even non-legal material in a straightforward way that builds a bridge, so to speak, from the design to the law and to the judges.
Under ‘Landmark Decisions’ you will find a small choice of prominent cases that rospatt osten pross has handled.