Q: Does the jelly belly have a patent on their product?
A: Please consult an experienced IP attorney to full assess the particular rights of any company. A "FTO" or "Freedom to Operate" opinion is a very important and detailed analysis that should not be taken lightly. To get you started in the right direction, consult the Patent and Trademark Databases in the USPTO. See also, this article https://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/patents-and-trademarks-behind-jelly-beans-180962873/
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