Friday, August 5, 2011

Double Label of the Day: Showing the Difference Between Trade Marks and Trade Dress

This interesting web site shows the difference between trademarks ("a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image" that identifies "that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities") and trade dress ("characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging").  Although admittedly, some of the logos pictured here could also be trademarks.

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