Lenoir City, TN asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Tennessee

Q: Does claim 20030136149 (publication number) mean that I can't personally make morse code bracelets and sell them?

I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that might? Basically, my end question is: Can I legally make and sell morse code bracelets?

1 Lawyer Answer
Carl Massey Jr
Carl Massey Jr
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Lewisville, NC

A: This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.

Kevin E. Flynn agrees with this answer

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