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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the boat today’s show for you at the inventor and entrepreneur business owner get your daily dose of inspiration make the look better place all right we’re in part four of our part 5 on design applications for the rainy weather this is springtime and you better believe it when you’re in the car and driving what do you rely on to keep yourself stable your car tires okay so we’re talking about the tire tread itself believe it or not the tread while certainly functional to keep you on the road the design of the tread is protected under the u.s. design pads before we get there I have a bowl challenge for you we’ve been talking about this umbrella right and yesterday we talked about this interesting design the solar-powered umbrella right you talked about that so question for you is when was the first umbrella invented but the person that has a closest guess will be able to get a 10% discount on the next bold patent product all right so we’re back to tire treads and that was just a little teaser because what I’ve got shown up here for you is the latest tire tread is put out by a Japanese company and what they’ve done is they filed as we talked about a couple weeks ago they filed a Hague design international application back in 2016 and it moved through quite quickly just a matter of two years in January 2018 this year it was patented in the u.s. so filed in Japan 2016 file and granted in the US and 2018 very quick procedure for someone who’s got internationally applicable design patent applications figure 1.8 is a zoom in on it on the tire tread himself it doesn’t look all that fancy but what you’ve got to look at in part of the different intricacies the little cuts in the rubber and all the little channels that likely form functional aspects on how to move water well this does not course protect the way it goes through the ground the way it has better traction but simply the way that it appears is preventing anyone else in the market from using designs that are similar to this so without further ado we’re gonna move on to the next subject tomorrow we’re going to talk about how to keep yourself dry under any weather condition and avoid getting your face wet if you’ve got more questions about patent law or have any questions about how to get started have a new design inspiration please give us a call visit our website at bold patents calm we’d love to hear from you we always offer a free 30-minute consultation I’m your host JD Houvener or the bold today’s show go big go bold


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