GARBO™ Trash Can
Karim Rashid of New York is a highly respected, world-class designer. One of his early designs was licensed to our client Umbra Inc. and has since become a design icon by which the company has become known. The GARBO™ trash can has sold millions, and was manufactured over the course of a few years in a series of striking colors and sizes (smaller sizes were called the GARBINO™ and GARBINI™). Although the two existing design patents covering this can were obtained before we began representing this client, we have successfully enforced them against knock-offs imported by several 'big box' mass merchants. In addition, we have applied for and been granted a reissue design patent (the reissue application claims multiple embodiments) to obtain even broader design protection.