US Patent D748,370 S, the “Electronic Materials Neck Tie”
It’s official, on February 2, 2016, TecWares LLC dba TechWears Ltd became the owner of Intellectual Property registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office!
Pursuing the Circuit Board Tie Patent seemed like a no brainer. By accident, we had created something the World had never seen and the few people that saw the first one were crazy about it.
Perhaps this was the beginning of an iconic product destined to be adopted by the masses?
Okay, maybe we got a little ahead of ourselves there.
Transforming an artistic creation into a product that is replicable and ready for market is not for the faint of heart.
It takes a lot of trial and error, and as it turns out, we’re not the first ones to try.
Part of getting a design patent is research into other patents that are in some way similar to your application. While there were no electronic materials or circuit boards used in previous design patents, there was a wide range of neck tie patents issued from 1950-2012 (pictured above).
Now the question becomes, did any of these folks base an entire company around these creations like TechWears?
Were they successful?
Are they still in production?
We may have been the first to create a circuit board tie, but we are clearly not the first to seek intellectual property protection for an edgy neck tie design!
The number one factor we considered when deciding to pursue a circuit board tie patent
TechWears’ values are rooted in sustainability and conscious consumption.
There is so much waste created in the world today and it provides a bountiful stream of material to make ties with.
The worst thing for fashion that could happen is someone could design a circuit board necktie by using new material manufactured especially for this purpose.
The patent allows some assurance that we won’t walk into Target one day and see Circuit Board Ties for sale that were made in a toxic factory in China from raw materials mined from the Earth.
TechWears has created the World’s first Circuit Board Tie and we use recycled electronics to make them. They are functional, beautiful, and now, PATENTED!
To the growth in concious consumerism and #upcyclingallthetech,