Umbra is the worldwide leader in casual, contemporary, affordable design for the home.
Individual Charter Members
Robert Anders has more than 30
years of experience as an industrial designer and design manager for the U.S.
Government, consultant design firms, as owner of design consultancies and as
head of corporate design for Bristol-Myers and head of Revlonís POP Display
department.As a former professor at
Pratt Institute, he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in
industrial design, and served as Acting Associate Dean of the School of Art
& Design.For the past 17 years, he
has worked as an expert witness in industrial design in 64
intellectual property cases involving design and utility patents,
trademarks, and trade dress. He has also
been retained in 100 product liability and copyright cases, involving consumer products,
furniture, packaging and retail display design. Bob is a member of the Industrial
Designers Society of America and the Human Factors and Ergonomics
SUMMARY OF STRATEGY
We need a core group of
design-conscious companies, associations and law firms to each step up to the
plate with a $5,000 contribution as a charter member of the Design Registration
League. Individual members (e.g., designers, academics, lawyers,
etc.) may join for $500.
A short summary of our strategy is:
1. Recruit a core group of corporate,
association, law firm and individual members to provide seed money to begin the
considerable work of the DRL. During the summer of 2007, the DRL will
hire a researcher to study past (failed) legislation, identify past and
potential proponents and opponents, strategize to anticipate difficulties,
prepare a formal budget, constitute the DRL as a legal entity, begin to recruit
long term members, interview lobbyists, and plan an initial draft of legislation.
2. Once the DRL is up and running, we will
set up a formal office, hire a staff, identify and recruit outside
experts (e.g., international trade, economists, legal experts, designers,
statisticians, etc.), meet with the legal staff of the House and Senate
Judiciary Committees regarding a sui generis design registration bill,
draft legislation that has best chance of being introduced in Congress, and get
the bill passed.
CHARTER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
The Design Registration League Charter Membership Enrollment Fee can be mailed to the address below in the form of a check payable to the following:
The Design Registration League c/o Perry J. Saidman Lee Plaza, Suite 603 8601 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20910