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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2005-11-17 09:19 am   Permalink

these would be cool to print out as a companion for t.v. mugs...you could display your mugs along with the copies of the patents....just a thought

 
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mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-11-17 11:14 am   Permalink

great stuff--love would be good as postcards!!

Ps- have you found the United Airlines menehune decanter?
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-11-17 2:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-11-16 20:32, Nightmaretony wrote:
Tangaroa: VERY kewl, got a bunch as well for amusement park rides. Found a book listing a ton of ride patents, will have to key them in someday. Are you an ACE member, by any chance?




Nope! I am not so much of a coaster fanatic, as I am a theme / amusement park fan. I like roller coasters OK, just not obsessed with them....
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-11-17 4:14 pm   Permalink

I think this mug is Philipine mahogany. That would explain the Filipino designer.
See it!

Tiki cigarette case
See it!

OK--I saved the best one for last...
See it!

Now the mystifying part--I can't find any more. I expected to find Tiki Bob anyway but nothin'....Maybe he'd be found in the trademark patents. After my finger heals up, I may look for some more. Enjoy!
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-11-17 4:30 pm   Permalink

P.S. Here's the funniest patent I found. I hope the moderators don't find it too political. (Not tiki-related)

See it!

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Moondance
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-11-23 9:39 pm   Permalink

Is it true that a patent is only good for 20 Years???
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Limehouse
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2005-12-01 05:56 am   Permalink

These are extremely interesting...

 
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sumu
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
Posts: 27
Posted: 2005-12-01 08:38 am   Permalink

It's relatively easy to get around a design patent; you simply alter the design or look of the item. Now a UTILITY patent is a different matter, and would be much more challenging to get around, as that directs how an item works or functions. A mug in the shape of a skull - design patent, a mug that whistles when you drink from it - utility patent.

If both utility and design are important, you can get both - If the design, say, offers some sort of function - for instance, a kitchen utensil that has a handle that is shaped in a certain way that makes it easier to hold and use.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-12-01 09:13 am   Permalink

Wow..this shows how much fun research can be..well, if you do not have to do days of digging like you must have. Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor.

I am amazed that you found as obscure an item as the "Tiki Tote" plastic cigarette case, it's on page 241 of the BOT. I have it in black, but for the photo of the back I used a grey version from a friend.

I believe for the Tiki Bob mug they just used the menu drawn by Alec Yuill Thornton and sent it in, maybe if they WOULD have patented it, the Elvis and N.O. Bali Hai versions would not have been made.

A little note on your signature Tiki:
It is one of the earliest "revival" Tikis, made for a Levis Jeans ad in the mid 90s. Later the design was swiped as a logo Tiki by the Luau Polynesian Lounge in Seattle. I got one of the painted plaster casts of it, from a friend who worked in the model shop that made it, it's about 8 inches tall, really neat.


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2005-12-01 1:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-12-01 09:13, bigbrotiki wrote:
A little note on your signature Tiki:
It is one of the earliest "revival" Tikis, made for a Levis Jeans ad in the mid 90s. Later the design was swiped as a logo Tiki by the Luau Polynesian Lounge in Seattle. I got one of the painted plaster casts of it, from a friend who worked in the model shop that made it, it's about 8 inches tall, really neat.



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-12-01 2:35 pm   Permalink

No no, I didn't wanna be a know-it-all, I think it is a unique and cool design for a Ku, you should keep it!

 
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I dream of tiki
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2005-12-04 11:34 am   Permalink

Rockin research work, Pappy! Your efforts are inspiring.

 
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-12-15 11:18 am   Permalink

It's now much easier to search for Tiki Mug Patents with Google Patent Search.
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-12-15 5:50 pm   Permalink

This is a cool thread

 
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aloha.taboo
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Joined: Jan 08, 2006
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Posted: 2007-01-01 7:21 pm   Permalink

Just poking around with Google Patent Search and thought I'd see what else ol' Trader Vic had a patent for!

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