The Patents Behind Holiday Traditions 

welocalize December 1, 2020

The holidays are almost here! And although this year may look a little different, many traditions will remain the same. From ornaments to firework displays to lighting, there are an array of items created to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year. Park IP shares a few of these innovative, creative, and festive designs and the patents protecting them.  

Festival of Lights 

With Hanukkah starting December 10 and running until December 18, the most common Hanukkah patents are designs related to lights or candles. This ornamental design for an electric Hanukkah lamp represents a nine-branched candelabrum to be lit during the holiday. The perfect design patent for beginning the Hanukkah season. 

Electric Hanukkah Lamp / U.S. Patent No. D185199 

Christmas Cheer 

Nothing welcomes the Holiday festivities more than the fresh smell of a pine tree in the morning. However, the fine needles begin to shed when new ones grow in their place. Avoid the hassle by fixing this patented disposal bag around the bottom of the tree, preventing dry pine needles falling while being displayed or carried out after the Holidays.  

Christmas Tree Disposal Bag / U.S. Patent No. 4384604 

How about patenting that special family eggnog? Recipes can be protected and are usually best protected as trade secrets, provided that they are not easily reverse engineered. Find out more about patenting beverages and recipes here. 

Time to Decorate  

Everyone enjoys decorating the house ready for the holiday celebrations to begin, especially when it involves trimming the Christmas treeThis tinsel dispensing device promises to bring some festive fun while decorating the tree this yearTinsel is dispended through the muzzle from a mounted supply roll, this way the tinsel can be threaded through without becoming tangled before decorating the tree.  

Device for Dispensing Tinsel U.S. Patent No. 3494235 

Happy Kwanzaa 

Held from December 26 to January 1, Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture. The ornamental design shown indicates an electric Kwanzaa lighting unit, unlike real candles, this lighting unit ensures the safety of your household without the potentiality of calling the fire department.  

Electric Kwanzaa Lighting Unit / U.S. Patent No. D435,674 

From electric Hanukkah lamps to safety champagne corks, Park IP explores the patents behind holiday traditions and designs. #patents #holidays #WIPO #USTPO Click To Tweet
The Countdown to 2021 

As the countdown to New Year commencesthis invention is handy for use on corked bottles containing champagne or sparkling cidersThe safety closure device guarantees the release of the cork from the bottle without flying free. Enjoy New Year festivities a little more safely this December 31st  

Safety Champagne Cork / U.S. Patent No. 4474302 

Light Up the Sky 

Welcome the New Year in style with firework launching stand. During the activation of fireworks, this design lends stability, ensuring safety for home and recreational useIts patent guarantees a safe and practical solution for celebrating the arrival of 2021. 

Firework Launching Stand / U.S. Patent No.9568289 

Let’s Connect in 2021 

These and other patented gadgets help make the season festive and brightDuring these unprecedented times, Park IP wishes you safe and memorable holidays and a happy New Year 

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