Sorry, but no. You will likely not be able to patent glow in the dark glasses, just by taking glasses and putting a glow in the dark paint on them. Putting a glow in the dark tape or paint on things to make those things glow in the dark pretty obvious; that is the whole point of having glow in...Read more »
Well, you are going to have to hire a patent attorney to give you an idea if what you want to do infringes or does not infringe on that patent. The patent attorney should also be able to let you know how to do what you want to do without infringing on the patent.
Whether it will be hard or easy to obtain a patent on a one of a kind bath toy will depend on how new it is. If the bath toy has some insignificant modifications from other bath toys, or is just a combination of other bath toys, then it will be difficult to get a patent.
I am in the process of making washable coloring poster, accidentally similar composition to this tablecloth patent. I am using 100% polyester fabric (instead of a blend like this tablecloth), and the same Polyurethane backing - will this violate the patent?
You do not provide us with enough information to provide you with guidance. But I've done plenty of similar patents (I've worked in polyurethane industry for years), so I may have a few pointers based on what is typically done in the industry.
The bad news for you is that if the patent...Read more »
My employer had filed a patent in 2017, where I was one of the two inventors. I understand the ownership of IP is with company, but I want to find out how do i even track the patent application status. The application was filed in 2017 and I believe it would have been through private... Read more »
It should have been published by now. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after submission of the application, but in some cases, the applicant can ask that the application not be published.
Because sometimes Google patents and other services are months behind, you need...Read more »
I created a home made passenger backrest for my motorcycle. I posted a picture on a group of people that all own the same model motorcycle. Several people want more detailed pictures and information on how I made it so they can copy mine. I'm concerned someone could take my design and sell it or if... Read more »
Whether you should patent it or not is a question of your business model and business plan. A patent is a business tool, costing you about 20K to 30K. If you think that you are going to be generating more than a few hundred thousands of dollars per year from the sales of your backrest, then you...Read more »
Are they selling at their own risk? I just started an e-commerce business. I was looking into selling them. But I’m thinking the chances they’ll go after me is slim since there are so many other companies that are doing really well with this item. I did add a bow to mine if that makes a... Read more »
If you are selling the types of scrunchies that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s, then you are OK. You can copy pretty much anything from the 1980s and 1990s, or earlier, because all those patents have expired.
If you want to copy some more recent ones, then you should really hire a...Read more »
Yes, scrunchies, i.e., elastic hair holders, were patented. Not only was scrunchie patented, but there was also lots of litigation around it. For some juicy reading, see, for example, https://observer.com/1999/04/lawyer-scunci-queen-tangle-over-legal-fees/
I plan on bringing it to GenCon in August, but I am concerned someone may use my mechanics and concept for their game. I'm also not sure whether to patent the game, copyright, trademark or start a DBA. What would be the next step?
Because of my work requiring me to travel and numerous floods in my home town at the time I forgot to pay the final maintenance fee and therefore the patent expired. Although I beleive the time limit has expired are will expire soon anyway I would like to revive it and also have questions about... Read more »
Im looking to start my own company in trip hazard removal but it seems they have pattebded alot of things on it what exactly are there pattends for and what do they mean in other words what do i follow so i dont use any of there pattends
Hello , I have recently made incursions towards making a brand out of a specific product and discovered that is patent protected . Us 8,246,496 ; 8,579,737 these are the patents , now my question is , how can I sell them . Is it enough if I modify something in the product or do I need approval fron... Read more »
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