Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property)

Q: Is there a patent for fashion removable sleeves details?

I have been making some dressy add on sleeves and I am trying to find out if the idea has already been patented

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: Here is one piece of the puzzle.

In the US, you need to file a patent application within one year of

A) your first sale of the item

B) your first public disclosure -- including posts to social media

C) your first public use.

A patent attorney will be able to look at your specific actions and give you more specific guidance but you may wan to think about your first actions that may trigger these one-year clocks and be sure that you act before it is too late.

I hope that this helps.

Kevin E Flynn

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