Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
while it does look rather simple, it is best to do some research on patent proection (And of course don't run afoul of TM law by giving it a similar name)
now, patents do not officially line up with products....it all a matter of what products the company itself believes are protected by its patents. often times that is unclear and debatable, but my point is that there is no way to "look up" in a database or catalog or anywhere else whether something is patented because it just isn't correlated that way.
the only way to find out is to research the product and the company, look at all their product packaging, literature (web and/or paper) and examine the product itself...and see if there is any statement or label anywhere claiming patent protection
that is the only way to know if the company considers their product to be patent protected. usually there is some type of marking on the product itself or the packaging/literature that indicates patent protection or "patent pending"
so i suggest checking out the company website, and prefferably getting the product to inspect along with the literature.
let me know if that answers your question
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