01-05-2021, 01:16 AM
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(Posted here, since it's only tangentially shaving related)

Design patents can be… underwhelming.

Case in point; Gillette Co LLC’s patent filed in the US1 on 2013-02-14, and granted just over three years later. Let me quote the relevant part of the patent text in full:
Quote:US DESIGN PATENT #751386S1…a razor package showing my new design having a gradient pattern from the upper portion to the lower portion and a band on a razor package disposed between the upper and lower portion…

[Image: USD0751386-20160315-D000011-685x1024.png][Image: USD0751386-20160315-D000021-758x1024.png]
Figures 1 and 2 from patent 751386S1

Yeah. Gillette patented the concept of a gradient pattern on the back cardstock piece of their blister packs. Which means no one else can do that until march 2030, unless you want a nastygram from the Gillette lawyers.
If you’ll like to see the other drawings, the patent in full is available at Google Patents.

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 01-05-2021, 04:23 AM
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  • chazt
  • Life’s too short to use a dull blade
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Looks like my wife’s panty liner.

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 01-05-2021, 07:48 AM
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(01-05-2021, 04:23 AM)chazt Wrote: Looks like my wife’s panty liner.


Prolly in Maspeth.

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 01-22-2021, 05:53 AM
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Can't believe that a patent was issued for that.  I think I'm going to patent "red" lol.

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 01-22-2021, 08:42 AM
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(01-22-2021, 05:53 AM)Old School TSD Wrote: Can't believe that a patent was issued for that.  I think I'm going to patent "red" lol.

I just checked; you can't patent a colour, at least not in the USofA. You can however, much to my dismay, trademark it under certain circumstances.

I.e.: it should be possible, if desired, to file a trademark for a double edged razor blade coated with a specific colour. No one else would then be allowed to make a blade the same colour. May I suggest blood red? Tongue

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 01-22-2021, 10:58 AM
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(01-22-2021, 08:42 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(01-22-2021, 05:53 AM)Old School TSD Wrote: Can't believe that a patent was issued for that.  I think I'm going to patent "red" lol.

I just checked; you can't patent a colour, at least not in the USofA. You can however, much to my dismay, trademark it under certain circumstances.

I.e.: it should be possible, if desired, to file a trademark for a double edged razor blade coated with a specific colour. No one else would then be allowed to make a blade the same colour. May I suggest blood red? Tongue

Yes, color trademarking as it were is interesting here in the U.S. Tiffany managed to trademark their signature color. Here are a few colors that companies officially registered. I was just reading about the Tiffany color last night.

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/8-colo...rked-51732

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