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Alt Legal WebinarI Saw Design: What Trademark Lawyers Need to Know about Design Patents

Alt Legal Team | December 17, 2023
2 min read

This webinar was recorded on January 11, 2023.

Whether you revel in piling on the IP protection layers or you think of “patents” as a dirty word, there’s no denying that design patents can play a significant role in bolstering a brand’s protection portfolio. Even if patents are not your cup of tea, understanding the basics of design and utility patent prosecution and protection is necessary for you to advise your clients on the IP protection available to them and be their go-to resources for all of their IP questions. In this webinar, patent and trademark attorney Steve Cooper of Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber provides an overview of what trademark and other non-patent practitioners should know about design patents and other forms of patent protection. In particular, he discusses:

  • Recognizing opportunities for clients to seek design patents
  • Understanding key deadlines for patent protection
  • Knowing how different types of US and international patents differ

View webinar recording here (free registration required.)

You can download the presenation materials here.


Steve Cooper, Partner at Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber
Steve Cooper is a partner at the Connecticut based IP boutique Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber and has been with the firm since 2008. Steve is a USPTO-registered patent attorney and his practice primarily focuses on US and foreign patent and trademark drafting and prosecution and portfolio management. Prior to joining Ware Fressola, Steve graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with degrees in Biological Sciences and Anthropology, and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2010. Steve is on the Young Practitioners Committee of INTA, is the Treasurer of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association in southwest Connecticut, and is a “superstar” volunteer with the Brand Action initiative. In his spare time, Steve is an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast.


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