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From: MaryW
Date: 03-13-2006, 08:38 AM (1 of 4)
This is how two gals turned a simple idea into a million dollar business.
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From: Sancin
Date: 03-13-2006, 04:20 PM (2 of 4)
Interesting, Mary.
On one of the other sewing discussion lists (can't recall which one) there has been a discussion on the patent. Apparently they have gone after anyone who puts tags on toys to make or sell (even Joanns). It isn't a great discovery that babies like tags. In fact I am making a ball with tags for my grandchild to be, but if I were to make a couple and sell them at our craft fairs, I would be open to a law suit. It would not really be likely because I am in Canada. But my SIL works for RIM, which is being sued by a small American company because some aspect of the Blackberry they make has a patent - even though it has never been made! :whacky:
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
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From: SewingStephanie
Date: 05-03-2006, 03:40 PM (3 of 4)
I have to agree. I understand the whole competition thing, but really, the lawsuits they are trying to use are rediculous.
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Member since: 02-08-2006
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From: Patty22
Date: 05-03-2006, 04:35 PM (4 of 4)
I'm glad these women were able to make it on their idea and creativity!

In our house, rubbing together the satin binding (officially known as Mr. Greenie) has been going on for almost (May 17th) 19 years. My daughter was so attached to Mr. Greenie that she went off to college with her this past fall and on bad days she would put him in her pocket.

Mr. Greenie would sometimes mysteriously disappear and then our daughter would receive a picture of Mr. Greenie standing in front of the sculpture of David (hiding the most controversial bit of marble) to riding a double decker in London.

I just know that one day I'll be sewing that thread barren satin into a wedding dress.

User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
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