‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Behind all the holiday hustle and bustle is the intellectual property protection that assists in the commercial success of sought after products. A combination of copyright, trademark, and patent protections can be utilized by manufacturers and retailers to keep the toys from being copied by competitors trying to cash in on the frenzy and popularity of an item. Getting into the spirit of the holiday season, in his article A Happy Patent Holiday, patent attorney Brian Assessor examines the patents behind some of the most successful toys, and how those patents helped protect the sale of the toys during the holiday season and beyond.
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