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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

sharks Advanced Sports technology is at the Forefront of a new sport that’s sweeping the entire nation like a tidal wave sharks this is the National Association of Bubble Soccer [Music] [Laughter]

we gotta try this [Music] [Laughter] they can really play

the National Association of Bubble Soccer adds the one thing missing from traditional Soccer full contact can we try it yes

come on out oh I’m lucky you you guys are toast you’re gonna Loop your hands through these first [Music]


hahaha [Laughter]

okay okay so was that what was missing from soccer that is absolutely not what is missing from soccer uh okay all right I mean not terrible really funny um got a good laugh out of it though right my kids had to use those I’ve seen my kids play with those up at like their grandparents Place yeah yeah so this was this is back in 2016 or 17 it was pitched um and this was uh it was part of a proposal John Anthony rodosta um and he was asking for 160 grand for just 10 Equity No Deal unfortunately there was a lot there’s a lot going on there was actually a lot of competition just as you mentioned I looked really hard for the original um inflatable bubble soccer or bubble you know container I did find something but it was related to water sports um so I think the lack of novelty of the ability for them to go to market was tough um and he wasn’t able to really get in into the U.S but did have sort of one in the Europe that they were going to try to get into so no investment there um but I want to show uh that that one that I found it was based in New York because it was related to water uh let’s see and also when once you get ready for that for a trademark discussion on a business like that um this is the bumper ball back in 99 so this is actually all fully open to the public to use um since so 2021 or 20 you know 2019 I suppose would be when this but has open ends it’s got these spikes on it but I think it really could have any type of a look hmm this was for kind of a water toy though or a water apparatus anyway I’m sure there’s others if I had more time I would be able to find you know the more traditional kind of just play toy um but the original this one was for water and but this would likely prevent other types of you know wearable bubble inflatable balls it’s got a sign up that says it says Exit that looks absolutely terrifying you’re gonna make me wear that and then get in the water super claustrophobic yeah

I’m out um so really I would think a really bad name like that uh National Association of Bubble Soccer can you call yourself I mean you can form a company perhaps yeah talk to me about the turmer complications good bad otherwise on something uh I mean I would say that that is a merely descriptive trademark you know bumper soccer if you say hey I got this organization this uh entertainment Association of you know coaches and players and teams and we’re calling ourselves bumper soccer right you know I’ve never seen bumper soccer before but I’m pretty sure I know what it is right it’s gonna be soccer and somehow you are wearing something related to bumping people right yeah so that sounds pretty descriptive to me so okay um you might have to do something else kind of like major league soccer Major League Baseball you know you know Major League Soccer for example I’m sure it’s registered now because it’s you know so well known but you know MLS the acronym is what’s really the brand right yeah and perhaps and everything like that I’m thinking of a design almost thinking of a symbol like a Shield symbol it comes to mind but maybe this relates to some design yeah yeah well that’s the trouble when you when you bring a product to Market like that that is sort of part of a trend if you will or you’re following others that have innovated you’ve got to have some additional something something about your business that’s unique something about the marketing um and maybe you’ve got some some sort of in with with other maybe franchise or facility that you can make a difference in so

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J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at