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Does this have a patent or any kind of production to stop me from reproducing it, and marketing not as my own but new. It Has no patent markings on it. How could i do a search if he does.
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Patent searches can cost several thousand dollars and you would need to bring the item to a patent attorney for review of the design and also they would check by name of the company and name of the party who may have applied for the patent. Just because the item has no markings does not necessarily mean it is not patented so you need to have a search done through a local patent attorney.

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