The legal outcome of a design dispute between General Motors (GM) and a fender manufacturer is in uncertainty after a U.S. appeals court granted a rare review. The case revolves around GM’s claim that the fender manufacturer’s design infringed on their own design patent. Initially, GM secured a victory in the lower court, but the appeals court’s decision for a reexamination introduces ambiguity into the final resolution of the matter. This instance of a design patent dispute highlights the complexity of intellectual property cases in the automotive industry.
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