Mundelein, IL asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois

Q: If I have a one of a kind bath toy manufactured will it be hard to obtain a patent

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
Answered
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: 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.

You should seek out a patent attorney for guidance.

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Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA

A: It really depends on what your toy looks like and how new and unique it is. You may be able to cover the functionality of the toy by means of a utility patent and protect the look and feel of the toy by means of a design patent. You should definitely seek patent legal counsel for this.

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