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Looking for a little advice on the patent process for a skincare product. Where do I start? What are the costs involved (US and EU)? To what extent can it be protected (could someone reverse-engineer the formula and change a few things to produce a similar product without violating the patent?) Advice much appreciated.

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you need an intellectual property attorney. Patent law is very complicated so best get good advice from a pro. Patent searches will need to be done and there will be papers and whatnot to file with appropriate authorities. Might start here: http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/

Aug 22, 2011 15:39