Boat and other watercraft enthusiasts appreciate the wealth of technology associated with the marine industry. Windshield and windshield support technology have vastly improved over the last 20 years to provide for streamlined products with exceptional functionality and modern appearances, while reducing manufacturing and installation costs. Nixon Vanderhye has been at the forefront in providing IP protection to clients for these and other marine industry products including Bimini tops, furniture, and accessories such as bumpers, buoys, boat covers, life rings and lighting, among many others. To expand market share, increase profitability, and remain competitive, marine industry manufacturers constantly seek to develop new product lines, enhance supply chains, improve inventory control, consolidate or outsource resources to improve efficiencies, and identify alternative components, parts, or systems. Nixon Vanderhye has been representing clients in this space for over 30 years, working with leading marine manufacturing companies and delivering legal strategies to help protect, advocate, and leverage their valuable IP assets.