I want to create the "Best Sanding Blocks Ever"

dhutton01

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A problem I see with that is, once the "cat is out of the bag", the Ho Chi Mins of the world will use the info and flood the market with cheap junk copies. Sad but true.
I'm in for a set of yours!;)
I think that could easily happen even if tooling and manufacturing is in US. Easy enough to buy and ship a set to be cloned. Hopefully the patent process will prevent that.

I don’t think I have seen any knockoff Durablocks even though they are manufactured in Taiwan.

Don
 

Dean Jenkins

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I think that could easily happen even if tooling and manufacturing is in US. Easy enough to buy and ship a set to be cloned. Hopefully the patent process will prevent that.

I don’t think I have seen any knockoff Durablocks even though they are manufactured in Taiwan.

Don
Agree. In talking with the patent attorney, she made that point. Having a patent gives you the exclusive right to the product but it is not a guarantee that someone, anywhere, won't copy it. Apparently, a large part of a patent attorneys work is in prosecuting patent infringements.

She said the best thing is launch a great product with strong branding, visibility and reputation. The brand can become more important than the patent.
 

Toolin

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I have worked my whole life in the metal stamping tool trade. Admittedly I have little knowledge albeit somewhat related to molding tools but have heard several stories of the exact same thing happening to individuals making molded products dealing with Chinese manufacturers. IMO You can't trust the Chinese... Not speaking of Chinese Americans! Never heard any negitive stories about dealing with Taiwan. Their products are far superior regardless.
 

Barry

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Dean not sure if this is any value or not.
 

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