Q: I've recently designed a toy but I'm not sure is a copyright what I need? I'd feel most comfortable filing myself, TN.
It's really just a modification I've made to stuffed animals, that started out as a game mechanic. I just really want to make sure that if someone manufactures it that they won't stop me from using the design. Making some money off of it wouldn't hurt either but it is secondary.
A: You may want to consider protecting your toy with a patent, assuming your modifications to existing toys are novel and non-obvious. You will need a patent attorney to help you assessing the patentability of your toy and preparing and filing the patent application.
Please give me a call if you wish to discuss.
Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.
Attorney at Law
Di Nola IP
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