Protecting cutting-edge ideas and maximizing their benefits

24 October 2017

It has become clear that many textile companies are failing to take the necessary steps to protect their most creative products and processes.

With the fast-paced nature of the textiles industry, plenty of innovations have been developed, ranging from the creation of lightweight and durable fabrics to more effective ways of dying yarns and joining fabrics. Focus is often directed on maintaining a competitive edge, resulting in the recognition of the commercial importance to protect their innovations being overlooked.
Deborah Maxwell discusses the importance of Intellectual Property in the textiles industry, particularly when it comes to protecting your most valuable assets. The article explores how each of the four main types of IP protection (patents, design rights, trademarks and copyright) can be used most effectively in relation to the nature of an innovation in addition to the commercial benefits.

The full article can be read on the Technical Textiles website. (links to external site and may require sign up)

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