These companies are bullies!! Now they are using the "trade dress codes" to sue all others out of existence. I am sure if you give them part of the profits, it will be fine and dandy!! I am sure that's how room and board got away selling the fake Saarinen table and the fake Barcelona chairs they called "Seville". So it is the "licensed copies" that make other snobs here happy? Gus modern; a reputable company sells a similar chair to the eames plywood lounge chair so I guess HM will go after them soon. So anything that remotely has a similar design will deem a counterfeit hence they shall all be squashed like a bug? Recently my 60 year old neighbor invented a self propelled electric generator. I told him someone already has a patent on a dimilar design and he said it is best he shall not pursue the project because some day the patent holders will go after him!! That's what patent does to innovation!!
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5/29/13 at 6:24am