Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:03 PM

Your Hotel Desk Chair May Be Patented

On February 13, 2013, Global Allies, LLC brought an infringement action against Charter Furniture Corp. for infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D622,987. Case No. C-13-0651 (JCS) (N.D. Cal.). A figure from the '897 patent is shown below.



The '897 patent is a reminder that even seemingly utilitarian items, such as "task chairs," can potentially be subject to design patent protection. However, the utilitarian nature of any design might limit the scope of the design patent or, in a worse case scenario for the patentee, render the patent invalid. The innovative designer will work with patent counsel to determine what components can and should be patented. In the mean time, you may want to check if your hotel desk chair is patented!

12 Comments:

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April 25, 2013 at 3:26 AM  
Blogger Kevins Glenne said...

If simple designed furniture get any patented, designer have to face problem to design simple stuffs like chairs & tables. Even it would be difficult for designer to know which designed get patented.

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May 6, 2013 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger Emily Oke said...

It sounds great cause you can keep the uniqueness of your designs though it's kinda a dilemma for the designer to design plain stuffs. Hotel chairs may be patented but how about other stuffs?

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May 8, 2013 at 2:47 AM  
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May 21, 2013 at 5:53 AM  
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May 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM  
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August 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Cameron Bower said...

Hi friend, nice post, The blog content about hotel desk chair is really very informative. Now the desk chair are available in many different style and sizes and the cost of the chair is also different according to the quality of these chair so everybody can choose there chair as per their choice.Thanks again for this valuable post.

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