Lakeland, FL asked in Intellectual Property for Florida

Q: Can I make a complimentary product for another product that is trademarked?

for example, a cover to protect a screen on another product that is patented or trademarked

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A: More likely than not, yes. There's likely no trademark issue if your accessory doesn't use design elements or marks that are unique or distinguishing of the trademarked product. For the patent side, the product is not patented. Instead, the product incorporates one or more patented components or elements. If you avoid copying those, then you have no problem. I'd be happy to help you determine if your accessory has any trademark/patent concerns. Feel free to contact me for more information.

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