Christopher V. Carani to Discuss Critical Nuances of Design Rights at Indiana University’s IP Colloquium


McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Christopher V. Carani, a leading authority in the field of design law, is set to give a talk on August 31 on design rights as part of Professor Mark D. Janis’ IP Colloquium at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

As part of the IP Colloquium, Carani and several other prominent lawyers and academics were invited to discuss with IU’s IP students and faculty, and other attorneys the recent developments in design patent law and other aspects of intellectual property protection for designs.

Carani’s session will draw insights and perspectives from the soon-to-be-published book “Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection,” of which Carani is the editor in chief and contributor. Set for print in early September, the book is published by leading legal publisher Wolters Kluwer N.V.

The event is free to attend, and attorneys are eligible for CLE credit. For more information, click here.

Christopher V. Carani has litigated, prosecuted, published and lectured in the field of design law for nearly 20 years.  He is the current chair of the AIPPI Committee on Designs, and past chair of both AIPLA and ABA Design Rights Committees. Carani is on faculty at Northwestern University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor teaching IP law.  He also serves on the Advisory Design Council for The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and is an Ambassador Member of the Industrial Designer’s Society of America.