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IN BRIEF: Circuit revives Herman Miller's IP claims over Aeron chairs

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday revived furniture maker Herman Miller Inc’s trade dress claims against seller Blumenthal Distributing over its Aeron office chairs.

The decision overturns a jury’s finding that the chair’s design was “functional” and not legally protected. Trade dress is the characteristic appearance of a product, which can be protected as intellectual property.

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