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9th Circuit shows some hostility to functionality for product design, gets federal fame right

Blumenthal Distributing, Inc. v. Herman Miller, Inc., Nos. 18-56471 & 18-56493 (9th Cir. Jun. 25, 2020)  HM and Blumenthal/OSP engaged in litigation over “knockoffs” of HM’s Eames chairs and Aeron chairs. A jury found that HM’s registered and unregistered claimed … Continue reading

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