Joint Networking Event with the Colorado IP American Inn of Court
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. MDT
  • ChIPs Colorado will host a joint networking event with the Colorado IP American Inn of Court. The networking reception will be followed by a CLE on Trade Dress, presented by the Colorado IP American Inn of Court.  Please join us for this in-person gathering to meet with members of the Colorado IP community, learn about vital trade dress issues, and gain CLE credit.

    5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception (Club Lounge on 2nd FL)
    6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – CLE Program
    7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Post-program Networking

    Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, 918 17th Street, Denver, CO – Valet parking is available, but there is also a parking garage next to the Renaissance.

    Functionality in Product Trade Dress and Design Patents, Same Word, Different Results

    Both product trade dress and design patents can be invalidated/refused for functionality, but the concept works quite differently in the two types of protection.  We will explore what makes a valid product trade dress and what makes a valid design patent.

    Margaret Polson (Polson Intellectual Property Law PC)
    Chris Sylvain (Polson Intellectual Property Law PC)
    Allen Jones (CU-3L)
    Jake Hedgpeth (CU-3L)
    Lauren Valledor (CU-3L)
    Garrett Janney (CU-3L)

    Please email Jenn Hagan by Monday, October 17, 2022