Chicago-Kent’s Center for Design, Law & Technology (cDELTA or c∆) promotes research, scholarship, and instruction at the intersection of creativity, technology, design, and the law.  Founded in 2018 by Professors Graeme Dinwoodie and Edward Leec∆ is the first U.S. institution devoted to research of design, design law protection, and technology.

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Porsche Loses Design Protection for 911 car in EU

In a recently decided appeal to the General Court, Porsche lost their design right to the classic Porsche motor 911. Porsche AG v. AUTEC AG, 20190606 – T-210_18. Porsche filed its Community design (OJ 2002 L 3, p. 1) with the European Intellectual Property Office on 2 July 2004 for passenger cars. The Community design applied for is represented as follows (“the Community design”): earlier design with the 997 series of Porsche motor 911):

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Edward Kim

A Conversation with Chef Edward Kim on “What Is Design? A Chef’s View”

Date: Feb 11, 2019
Timing: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speakers : Edward Kim
Venue : Morris Hall (10th Floor)

A Conversation with Felicia Ferrone on “What Is Design? A Designer’s View”

Date: Mar 11, 2019
Timing: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tickets: $free
Venue : Morris Hall (10th Floor)

Prof. Sarah Burstein talk on “Whole Designs”

Date: Nov 14, 2018
Timing: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue : Chicago-Kent College of Law