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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi my name is JD Houvener and the founding partner here at bold IP law firm and welcome to our bold blog this blog is all about the holiday celebrations and some interesting patterns that are toys that maybe some of you grew up with this will be a fun article that I want you to read through and take a look at before we get to that I want do a brief introduction about the law firm to case this happens to be your first time viewing we are intellectual property boutique and we handle patents trademarks copyrights and trade secret law we’re had attorneys and trademark attorneys that think about you and your business first and putting not only the technology packages together but the business plan that should go on with it to help you reach the market potential owen introduced a brief book that we put out just this year and it’s available on our website at bold IP com it’s called bold ideas the inventors guide to patents I wrote the book and it’s still available for free on our website it’s got the 40 or 50 answers to the 40 or 50 top questions that I have gotten over the years so have a look and book your schedule your your free consultation to get your book today let’s get into this blog so you can see here are bold celebrations and the iconic holiday toys protected by patents and the all too familiar Nutcracker you can see all lined up we couldn’t actually find the original nutcracker patent for the design but I’m sure it was at one point Derrick Clemens our patent attorney out of Chicago Illinois put together this fun blog article that I’m letting you read through on your own it’s fun to give you some highlights here while I’m in here the multi-directional switch for any of those gamers out there this goes way back to the NES put out by Nintendo that directional pad the d-pad up down left and right this been around for years and Nintendo had that effect since 1985 and it was until 2005 when that fact expired and competitors could then use so men those that were Xbox players might have realized that there was that circular pad that they had to use in the early 2000s to try to get to make sure they avoided infringing a Nintendo path the toy building brick much like Legos some fun patents out there like Barbie doll and even yes the magic 8-ball going back to 1950s the magic 8-ball was was first and Derrick dug up a really couple a few others that are pretty fun here’s the Furby permit 98 and the more recent Hamill’s which I actually haven’t seen myself but these are apparently all the rage a fun article free all to check out at old IP comm go to the news tab under a bold blog the front here in your comments and questions and all that on social media as well take care of buddy happy holidays go B go Bowl


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