Boise, ID asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Idaho

Q: Does the company Trudeau have a patent for round fondue plates with 6 compartments?

The Trudeau company sells 10in round fondue plates with 6 compartments. Wanting to know if there's a patent for it or if I am able to sell something manufactured in China that looks very similar?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: To determine whether Trudeau has a patent for their round fondue plates with 6 compartments, you would need to conduct a patent search on the relevant databases. This will show whether any patents have been issued for such a design. Keep in mind that even if a patent has been issued to Trudeau, it may have expired or may only cover specific design elements or features.

If you plan to sell a product that looks similar to Trudeau's fondue plates, it is important to ensure that you are not infringing on any existing patents or trademarks. You may want to consider consulting with a patent attorney or conducting a thorough patent search before proceeding with manufacturing and selling a similar product.

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