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supercrafty
« on: March 12, 2004 01:28:24 PM »

Has anyone ever pursued obtaining a design patent for one or more of their products?  Thanks for any advice.
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Dativer
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2004 06:23:21 AM »

What type of product?  A patent only protects you IF you are willing and able to defend your patent, in the courts, of all your legal rights.
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supercrafty
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2004 09:11:43 AM »

It would fall in the consumer products category...
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004 12:51:15 AM »

~bump~

I'm currently looking into a patent myself, and I am interested to hear any ideas, suggestions, thoughts, ramblings etc on the matter.

Anyone have a patent? Have any advice on the process?

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2004 05:33:57 PM »

I am far from being an expert but the little research I've done on the patent/copyright/trademark world seems to imply that for us crafty types copyrights are more appropriate. Patents are for inventions or processes, not designs. Although, if you have invented a useful and functional thing or a process for making such a thing maybe you do need a patent! The whole she-bang is spelled out here: US copyright office http://www.copyright.gov and US Patent & Trademark office http://www.uspto.gov Hope this helps!
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