Fairmont, WV asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for West Virginia

Q: Can a person make a canvas bag with two loops for handles and not infringe on the patent

Plain canvas material with two nylon handles

2 Lawyer Answers
Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey

A: Not a clear question. Please restate.

Thanks so much

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: Yes, of course.

People have been making canvas bags with two loops for handles for generations.

However, not every canvas bag with two nylon loops will be clear infringement of all patents. There certainly may be some canvas bag with nylon loops that is somehow different enough from known canvas bags, that it could be patented, and someone else making similar bag would infringe on the patent.

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