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

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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