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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Next in the tank is a way to save money on haircuts [Music] hello sharks my name is Tony and I’m from Derby Connecticut I’m here seeking twenty five thousand dollars for 20 equity in my product the hairfin Sharks as you probably already know most home haircutters rely on hair clippers to cut hair evenly these are great for cutting short hair but these Clipper Combs only go up to about an inch that’s not very long you throw it into a bowl cut but they’re out and the colander cut it’s not much better so if you don’t want one of those you’re going to need a way to cut longer hair evenly [Music] measuring your hair as you cut it seems like an obvious solution but if you’re holding your hair in one hand and you’re holding a measuring tape in your other hand how are you going to cut it what we need is a modern solution to this age-old problem introducing the hair fit a measuring tool that Mouse to your hand and stays out of the way so that you can grasp hair then as you’re pulling the hair straight you can slide the guide into place once the guide is in place you can go ahead and trim any hair that comes out above your hand

knowing that you’re cutting it the right length the hair fin is perfect for home haircutters it comes with two three and four inch long guides so you can do a multitude of haircuts it takes the guesswork out of judging hair length because you can measure hair while holding it in place for the perfect cut so sharks who’s ready to make and Shred some hair cutting waves with the hairfin they’re from you metal we’ll jump to the the sharks feedback in questions I like it I think that is super simple right easily I mean we’re talking to make all four of those a dollar dollar fifty in manufacturing costs right retail 20 bucks easy all day uh yeah that it’s cool cool little product I thought it was cool product too I think it fits up against the hair pretty well it might obviously the sides here are short for me but long to be kind of neat I haven’t cut mine in a while he tells a really funny story but he’s um he’s a surfer he’s actually retired um computer tech did a lot of work there um and it’s almost like uh we’ll see a hobby for him but uh they were cracking up not asking for a whole lot of money here 25k right yeah no I mean low low barrier to entry if you want to get get in on that uh that hairpin train yeah I did want to show off um you know he is selling on Amazon and I did look up he did have a patent um let’s take a quick look at that so here this is the uh the product on Amazon so it’s still for sale right now he’s still got his photo up 15 bucks and you almost nailed it I think it’s actually a dollar and change to make um so uh one thing I would say to give some critique here um is on the actual product um you know you want to put patented patented and put the patent number right on there U.S Pat and then the number um he’s still pending so he did a good job you can see his sticker you can see what you see right there patent pending made in the USA on the box um it’s actually patented now so we probably my guess is he bought a bunch of these or took the photo years ago yeah but it was granted uh so he’s got this patent here um this is granted in 2021 um so it’s uh it’s utility Bend yep Utility Patent sweet yeah he’s got a registered trademark too for hand tools namely guides for trimming hair class eight and uh he should be using that registered trademark symbol there we go right and what is that registered trademark symbol is it the circle the circle R means that you have a registered trademark effort it’s Patent Trademark Office mean that you can enforce the trademark litigate to you know it’s your it’s your uh you know card into Federal District Court it also kind of creates some uh additional liability for infringement so there are some there are some reasons why you would want that absolutely yeah um and Amazon to get that Premiere page you’ve you’ve got to be um yeah that’s a good point can you pull up as Amazon page again yep let’s do it and kind of show kind of uh the we’ll show the listeners and see kind of what the Amazon page looks like so these Amazon offers what are called Amazon um eight plus Pages yeah and um he actually does not have one here okay if you click on the brand here fin let’s see what happens yeah he does not so you know generally speaking if you have a trademark register of the United States Trademark Office you sell on Amazon you can go get um Amazon brand registered and have access to really cool unique um landing pages flash pages on Amazon where you can have all your products you can have additional pictures video content that um you know could be displayed to your potential customers so yeah um I don’t know if you think he’s still involved in the business you know I don’t know I mean His picture’s still up there is I don’t know how active it is I’m gonna see if let’s watch the end to see which shark bit if any I think there was one I think Damon and that’s why I wanted to show this um one of our clients actually cut buddy uh Joshua esnard is is mentioned here by by Damon so I wanna I wanna show that off here circumstances like I like to mountain bike I like to Surf I care a little bit but not too much about my hair and I just need to get it cut the way I want to The Hairpin when you care a little bit about your hair but not too much do you like Tony you’re amazing I don’t have a hair problem very simple for me cut my hair I’ve seen you younger you had hair you would have used one of them younger so you’ve got forty one thousand dollars in sales it’s a fantastic margin I mean it’s it’s a great business but it’s just I don’t think it’s investable I think it’s terrific for you yeah I’m out Damon damn it David hey man I like them so much and we’re close by you’re in New York I would love to have you come up have some pizzas and beers with us get your haircut you know Damon you know this is for you I invested in the hair cutting device cut buddy he got his deal on Andis makes a good amount of money I think it does about a million dollars a year in total he has a good living I’ll actually give you a deal yeah yeah I’ll give you a deal because I well reason being I’ll just put you with my cut buddy yeah and you guys can run the business I’ll give you 25 000 for uh forty percent this is what we’re gonna go through all the time when we’re talking nah you have a lot of time in your hands you’ve got to deal

[Applause] [Music]

I can’t wait

About the Author
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