Celebrating World IP Day

Have you ever heard of the World Intellectual Property Day? It´s celebrated every year on April 26th.

The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to „raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life“ and „to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe“.

This year´s motto is „Visionary Innovators“. Either with an event or an activity, organizations from all over the world will participate. And so does InventorHaus, Inc. as well as the Erfinderhaus Patentvermarktungs GmbH group.

Stay tuned, we keep you up to date!

Charm your barbecue

Do you like barbecues? Steak and grilled chicken… sounds delicious… but did it ever happen to you that you got the wrong piece of meat because the cook mixed it up?

Leslie Haywood can tell you about it. „While sitting down to eat at a dinner party I was hosting, my husband served me an extra hot Jamaican Jerk piece of chicken instead of a mild one because he had forgotten which pieces were which. After this very memorable and very spicy light bulb moment I have felt what I can only describe as a compulsion to insure every American gets what they want – how they want it – hot off the grill“.

And that´s why she invented Grill charms.

The charms come in different boxes. While the steak collection includes the letters R (for Rare) MR (for Medium Rare), M (for medium) and MW (for Medium Well) the spicy collection has designs of peppers representing varying degrees of heat (Mild, Medium and Spicy).

And that´s how it works:

Before you grill, you Grill Charm your meat with the desired charm. While cooking, the grill master knows which ones have to be cooked to which temperature. When dinner comes off the grill, there is no more cutting to find the one you want, no more guess work, or settling for something you don’t like.

You simply look for your Grill Charm. Bon appétit!

An useful pet

Do you have kids? Ever heard of Lunchboxgoods then? As you can read on the homepage, the Los Angeles based company, offers innovative products to the children’s market, including functional plush items.

The lineup of plush features the patent protected Bottle Pets, a fun gift collection of baby bottle holders that can also be used for sippy cups as well as water bottles and other beverage containers.

Aren´t they cute?

A new IP Awareness Assessment Tool

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) unveiled a new web-based IP Awareness Assessment Tool designed to help manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors easily assess their knowledge of intellectual property (IP).

Intellectual property is a key concern of small businesses owners, who can secure significant competitive advantages by exercising the rights they hold to their innovations. However, many individuals are often unaware of their rights and miss the opportunities they can provide. USPTO and NIST MEP developed the IP Awareness Assessment Tool as a way to help educate innovators about these rights.

The tool enables users to measure and increase their awareness of IP issues, relevant to their creative projects and business goals. Users answer a comprehensive set of questions regarding IP, after which the tool provides a set of training resources tailored to specifically identified needs.

Interested? The tool is available on USPTO’s website at http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/assessment/.

Transparent – that´s how we operate!

We already told you about Inventorhaus, Inc., the Inventor Shops and some of its exclusive products. And since InventorHaus, Inc. is a transparent operating company, today we want to give you some deep insights.

InventorHaus, Inc. is a privately held company based in Miami, Florida, which offers inventors basic services such as research, prototype creation, and marketing materials, to the more complicated search for manufacturers or licensing, retail and wholesale distribution partners in Europe. In addition, product scouting is conducted on behalf of the Inventor Shops in Germany and Austria, where innovative products are presented, and offer inventors an outlet to test the market and present themselves to potential partners.

Established by Gerhard Muthenthaler and Marijan Jordan in 2011, InventorHaus, Inc., is part of the Erfinderhaus Patentvermarktungs GmbH group, based in Berlin, Germany. Erfinderhaus is a dedicated invention marketing and consulting company which also owns Erfinderladen retail shops in Berlin and Salzburg.

For the English-speaking market, the company also offers inpama.com, an online platform for inventors, manufacturers, licensees and investors to meet and work together.