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Conversely, a trade secret need not be patentable to be protectable and have value.
Get this, more than once courts have held that the use of a commercially-available ingredient, as-is off-the-shelf, but with the label removed and put to a new purpose is a protectable trade secret
While courts traditionally held that short phrases, titles and slogans are generally not copyrightable content, the courts have conceded that while short, haikus are potentially protectable original works of authorship.
Do Non-Settling PRPs Have a Significantly Protectable Interest?
In 2006, a report on regional economic development for North Central Washington also identified research and development, and the creation of protectable, patentable products as the industry with the most potential for growth in the area.
It is now clear 'vodka' is a protectable category under the law of passing off, and that we can prevent people from selling products likely to confuse or mislead consumers into thinking they are vodka when they are not.
An IP protectable method for producing polychloroprene rubber, with reduced costs associated with health and safety - protecting them from the current dominance of large enterprises;
In big-picture terms this defendant acknowledged that the university and all other universities have a protectable interest in their university color schemes especially when combined with insignia identifying the university," said FAMU's General Counsel attorney Avery McKnight.
If you are doing something innovative, whether product or service, it is worth considering whether there is something protectable in there, whether registrable or not.
I have no hesitation in concluding that the term 'vodka' does have a reputation giving rise to a protectable goodwill," the judge said.
Such drawings were protectable as "pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works" under 17 U.
Classic examples of valuable, and protectable, trade dress include the curved shape of the old Coca-Cola bottle and the pinched shape of the Haig & Haig scotch bottle, the red and yellow box of Kodak film, the decor of a Two Pesos restaurant and the facade of a White Castle restaurant.