A Patented Product Name Changing

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jun 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Can I change the name of a patented product? Question Detail: Is it be illegal for a store to change the name of a patented product in order to sell it or raise its price?

Answer: You can change the product name without impacting the patent status. However, your name – either the new or the old – may infringe another's trademark.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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