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What is a Trade Dress? | Ardent Law Group, P.C.

What is a Trade Dress?

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A Trade Dress protects the overall distinctive features and appearances of certain products. Trade Dress is governed in general by the same body of law as Trademarks and act to prevent confusion in the marketplace between similarly looking products.

Common trade dress examples include the overall appearance of the exterior or interior of a restaurant or the design of a glass bottle (e.g. coke bottle). Other trade dress found to be protectable includes the overall appearance of certain airplanes and car designs. Trade Dress, as in Trademarks, must act as an identifier of source and be considered distinctive to be protectable and not just mere ornamentation.

For a free initial consultation to discuss protecting your intellectual property rights, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We service clients all across the United States and internationally.

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