IP Watchdog Features Comments From Terrell Miller on White House Cake Design Controversy

08 August 2017 News

Gardere partner Terrell Miller recently spoke with IP Watchdog on another controversy stemming from the White House – this time over a cake, and whether its design constitutes a patent violation. 

The reporter writes, “according to Miller, typically, patents protect inventions of new tangible things, copyrights protect artistic expression, and trademarks protect a name or symbol that identifies the source of goods or services. When it comes baking, under federal IP law, a recipe may be patented if it qualifies as a new invention. Per The United States Patent and Trademark Office, food products can be patented ‘when the combination of ingredients used, or the way they are processed, results in a food product totally unexpected.’”

Miller is an intellectual property litigator, counselor and registered patent attorney licensed to appear before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   

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