The Intersection of 3D Printing and Trademark Law

Author:Nina Natalia Baranowska
Position::LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology (University of Ottawa), Researcher at the Civil Law Institute at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw
Pages:251-265
SUMMARY

The paper discusses the possible impact of 3D printing technology on a trademark protection system and argues that, despite some obstacles, selling certificated 3D-printable files by companies can be a reasonable new approach in order to face up to the changes brought about by this new technology. 3D printing (three-dimensional printing, counter crafting), perceived by some as a disruptive... (see full summary)


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