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Q: RFID Minimalist Carbon Fiber wallet-many manufacturers and many sellers - I need patent help before sourcing to sell.

I have sourced this product from China - many OEM manufacturers who supply and sell these types of wallets on Amazon/ebay other platforms. I was advised by many suppliers that there is no issue to sell as they supply worldwide.

I have made some modifications to suppliers existing wallet - basic shape of wallet - can I still sell and patent my design - which these expert / long established manufactures say it is fine for my e-commerce.

There are also 100s of sellers of this type of product online.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: Don't listen to manufacturers for patent advice.

To determine if your wallet is patentable, please consult a patent attorney. This is a crowded field of art, so I would recommend a thorough search before filing for protection.

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