Fort Walton Beach, FL asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida

Q: hi i was inquiring about if a patent is already out about something that i made at home then saw something similar to it

ear straps for a binky for babys attached to the side wholes of the binky. i would like to actually create something like this and see its already out but wanted ,ore information on it. i saw clips that you clip onto the binky but i was to have mine built in and mass produce. can you help me please?

1 Lawyer Answer
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: You will need to contact a patent attorney to determine if your product would infringe on a patented product. Perhaps the patent you saw has already expired or no longer valid, but there may be other patented products that you may be at risk of infringing. It is important to determine the differences between your product and the others.

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