Posts Tagged ‘patents’

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    A Bow Tie Patent

    Sep 5, 10 • 116 Views • Businesses, Innovation, RegulationNo Comments

    Having said that jackets and dresses cannot be patented or copyrighted, I was fascinated to learn that a bow tie once had one. During the 1950s, the clothing retailer Brooks Brothers had patented their bow tie technology. A recent WSJ article referred to the...

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    Fashion Rules

    Jun 18, 10 • 144 Views • Economic History, RegulationNo Comments

    If Miuccia Prada sees a vintage designer jacket that she likes, she can copy it. She can even replicate it exactly and call it a Prada. Illegal? No. And yet, if Michael Lewis included a page from another writer’s book, he would be accused of violating...