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    I have devised a clip that will attach to most holsters, and holds your shirt to the holster, between your gun and body. The clip will be covered in vinyl, so no slides or cylinders get scratched. I am gonna make a few more after work tomorrow, and test minor variations in design, but will ultimately probably start selling them after I make sure I'm not violating any patents or anything. I don't think I would even patent it myself. They will be $1. and available in black, stainless, olive, or brown.

    What do you think?

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    How about a photo demonstrating it?

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    I have no place to host my image.

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    Spongebob wrote:
    I have no place to host my image.


    Consider a 2 second google search for "free image hosting."

    http://www.imageshack.us/

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    Patents are incredibly expensive, upwards of thousands of dollars. Been through it four times myself for work-related patents. However, a design patent (http://inventors.about.com/od/design...ign_patent.htm) is really inexpensive, somewhere around a hundred dollars I believe. Just something to think about even though it won't keep it from being copied.

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    Photobucket is a good place, too.


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    HardChrome wrote:
    Patents are incredibly expensive, upwards of thousands of dollars. Been through it four times myself for work-related patents. However, a design patent (http://inventors.about.com/od/design...gn_patent.htm) is really inexpensive, somewhere around a hundred dollars I believe. Just something to think about even though it won't keep it from being copied.
    The filing fee for a design patent application is $230. The main cost of a design patent application is the draftsman's fees, which can be several hundred dollars. I don't recommend preparing your own design patent drawings unless you are a skilled draftsman. If you have an attorney prepare and file a design patent application, figure a total cost of about $1200-2000 depending on the complexity of the drawings. If/when the application is allowed (i.e., approved), additional PTO fees and attorneys fees will be incurred.

    A design patent protects the ornamental design of an object. Design patents can be a useful protection strategy, but the protection is fairly narrow. They can prevent someone from blatantly knocking off your product, but they cannot prevent someone from selling a product that does the same thing but with a different ornamental design.

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    Yeah. Exactly what he said.

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    I am not considering a design or utility patent. Thanks for the input though. (my aunt is a retired patent attorney)


    I am getting my camera after this weekend turkey hunting ( I forgot my camera up north a few weeks ago) I will have some pics, and will probably begin taking orders.

    As I said, they will be around $1 each, plus the cost of a stamp for shipping.

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