The story behind trademarks of potato crisps
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by Priya
1w ago
Potato crisps, or chips,  as they are called in some parts of the world, are one of the most popular snack foods around. They come in various shapes, sizes, flavours, and brands, and are great to have at any time and anywhere. But have you ever wondered how these brands came up with their trade marks? What do they mean and how do they protect them? Let’s explore the stories behind some of the most famous trademarks of potato chips or crisps. Pringles In the 1950s, chip lovers complained that potato chips were too greasy and the bags were full of broken pieces. In 1956, Procter & Gambl ..read more
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Interesting Patents and Inventions for Use When Swimming or Playing in the Water
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by Priya
1M ago
Swimming and water sports are popular activities for many people, especially during the summer. But did you know that there are some interesting patents and inventions that can make your water experience more fun, safe or efficient? Let’s dive into some examples of some of the most weird and wonderful inventions related to swimming and water play. Rocking or Oscillating Bath Tub (1900) If you don’t have access to a pool or a beach, you can still enjoy the sensation of splashing water with this invention by Otto A. Hensel. He patented the “Rocking or Oscillating Bath Tub” in 1900, which was des ..read more
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The History Behind The Names of Major Mining Companies
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by Meyer West IP
2M ago
Mining is one of the oldest and most important industries in the world, providing essential materials for various sectors of the economy. Some of the biggest mining companies have been operating for over a century, and their names reflect their origins, achievements, and values. In this blog post, we will explore the history behind the names of some of the major mining companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto, Glencore, and others. BHP BHP stands for Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, which was founded in 1885 in the mining town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. The company started a ..read more
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Interesting Umbrella Patents
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
If you are looking for some interesting umbrella patents to inspire your next invention or just to satisfy your curiosity, you are in luck. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most weird and wonderful umbrella patents that have been filed over the years. From pet umbrellas to heated umbrellas, from frameless glasses to dancing devices, these patents will show you how creative and innovative people can be when it comes to solving problems or creating new products. Pet umbrella and a leash Let’s start with a patent that combines a pet umbrella and a leash. This invention, patented by ..read more
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The History Behind The Names of Well-known Energy Drinks
Meyer West IP Pty Ltd | Patent & Trademark Blog
by Meyer West IP
3M ago
If you are a fan of energy drinks, you might be curious about the history behind the names of some of the most popular brands, such as Red Bull, Monster, or Rockstar. Why not explore how these drinks got their names and what they mean? But before that, let’s take a quick look at the history of energy drinks. Ancient Origins of Energy Drinks The concept of energy drinks is far from new, with historical roots tracing back to ancient civilizations. In ancient times, people used natural ingredients like herbs, fruits, and even animal organs to boost their energy and stamina. As far back as 1250 AD ..read more
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Interesting Patents Held by McDonald’s
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
Did you know that McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, has a portfolio of 100 patents globally? Let’s explore some of the interesting patents held by McDonald’s and what they reveal about the company’s innovation and strategy. McDonald’s was founded in 1955 by Maurice McDonald, Richard McDonald and Ray Kroc. The company franchises and operates fast-food restaurants in the global restaurant industry, serving a variety of value-priced menu products in countries around the world. As of April 2023, McDonald’s has a market cap of $208.70 Billion. McDonald’s has filed patents in differen ..read more
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Toblerone, Coca-Cola and Other Interesting Food Shapes with Trademark
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
Whilst most food and drinks are remembered just by their taste, there are also some that have become memorable for their appearance, specifically their shape. For instance, when you think of Coca-Cola, the image of its iconic contour bottle probably comes to mind, while you may recall the triangular shape of chocolate bars when you hear Toblerone. These shapes have become so closely associated with their respective brands that they have become recognisable symbols and registered trademarks. Trademarking food shapes is not a new practice, and many companies have used this strategy to protect th ..read more
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Patents Relating to Money: How Money is Printed and More
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
Money is something that we use every day, but have you ever wondered how it is made and who owns the rights to its design and production? In this blog post, we will explore some of the patents relating to money, from how money is printed to how it is protected from counterfeiting. How Money is Printed One of the most important aspects of money is how it is printed. Printing money involves not only creating the physical notes and coins, but also ensuring that they have the right features, such as security elements, colors, shapes and sizes. Printing money also requires a lot of coordination and ..read more
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History of Well-known Energy Drinks
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
When days are long, and the demands of the world tend to deplete energy, more people are reaching for a bottle of energy drink to increase alertness, attention and vigour. But as you reach for that bottle of a seemingly magic potion, have you ever wondered how it came to be? Now you’re curious? Read on and let’s recall the history of energy drinks. How it all started Post-World War II Japan gave birth to the contemporary energy drink. Taisho Pharmaceuticals manufactured Lipovitan D in 1962. It is described as a herbal “energising tonic” offered in minibar sized bottles. While it resembled coug ..read more
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Interesting Patents Filed on Harnessing Wave Energy
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by Meyer West IP
3M ago
Harnessing wave energy refers to the process of capturing the energy of ocean waves and converting it into usable forms of energy, such as electricity. This can be done through a variety of methods, including the use of wave energy converters (WECs), which are devices that are placed in the ocean to convert the motion of the waves into electrical energy. Other methods of harnessing wave energy include the use of wave energy buoys, which float on the surface of the ocean and convert wave motion into mechanical energy that can be converted into electricity, and the use of wave energy pumps, whic ..read more
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