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Rita Di Gioachino
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improving a company's product
« on: Apr 26th, 2006, 8:11pm »
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Hello,
I was wondering.  If I had an idea to improve an existing rpoduct, by changing the shape/design of it, but not actually the function of the product itself, could I patent this. Who would I contact, how do I go about getting my idea registered as mine?
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Re: improving a company's product
« Reply #1 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 8:06am »
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The non-functional design of a product, that is, it's appearance, loosely speaking, may be protected by a design patent.  To obtain such patent protection, you or your attorney would need to file a design patent application, complete with drawings of the design.
 
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Rita Di Gioachino
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Re: improving a company's product
« Reply #2 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 9:23pm »
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Thank you so much for your prompt reply!
Where do I apply for such a patent?
cheers
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kev hughes
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Re: improving a company's product
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20th, 2007, 9:01pm »
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I have the same question as this person - if I have inproved the function of a product - where can I go to file for an improvement patent?
thanx
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