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A problem in 3D – Opportunities and IP risks for businesses

“The UK Intellectual Property Office is wary, designers are worried, and the EU is embracing the tech.”

In this Intellectual Property Magazine July/August article, Stella Wong examines the awkward relationship between 3D printing and IP. Issues discussed include:

  • Opportunities in the consumer and life sciences industries (such as customised toys, or better tolerated medicines)
  • Infringement challenges – 3D printers can be seen as sophisticated copying machines that facilitate the manufacture of counterfeit and IP infringing goods
  • Existing laws v 3D printing

Access the full article here


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