McAndrews Attorneys Christopher V. Carani and Dunstan H. Barnes will be attending the Industrial Deisgn 5 (ID5) Annual Meeting


McAndrews is pleased to announce that it is sending two delegates—shareholder Christopher V. Carani and attorney Dunstan H. Barnes, Ph.D.—to the Industrial Design 5 (ID5) annual meeting held on December 4-5, 2017 at the EUIPO in Alicante, Spain. At the meeting, Christopher (representing AIPPI) and Dunstan (representing AIPLA) will lead discussions about new types of designs and new types of representations and formats.

ID5 is an industrial design framework comprised of the leading five intellectual property offices (US, EU, Japan, Korea, China). Acknowledging the growing importance of industrial design, the five largest trademark offices in the world (TM5) created the ID5 forum in 2015. ID5 focuses on improving consistency in registration policies, cataloging office practices, promoting interoperable procedural frameworks, and protecting emerging designs such as graphical user interfaces (GUIs), animations and other new technology designs.

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