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Forum: Events July 17th, 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,515
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Utah monthly

Hey, thanks for the mention! I've got myself, and then 4 brothers/brother in-laws that want to come play. The problem is that I'm so busy with school right now, but I'm going to see if I can make it...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles April 5th, 2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

That would be great. How have the pillars been working out for you?
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

I agree. I would worry about reproducing hexes of the same dimensions, even if the pattern on top were changed. As far as what is substantial change, That's why patent lawyers get payed so much. :)...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

Thanks. :)
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

The difference is that their utility patent was rejected, so they got ornamental design patents instead. Ornamental design patents only protect the pieces themselves, but not the interlock or...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

Thanks for your interest! If you PM Isak, we can see what we can work out. The lead time on custom orders is getting pretty high though.
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

No. The ornamental design patents that Hasbro DOES have protect actual heroscape pieces from being reproduced and sold. The design must be sufficiently different in looks and design from the official...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 10th, 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

No. The ornamental design patents that Hasbro DOES have protect actual heroscape pieces from being reproduced and sold. The design must be sufficiently different in looks and design from the official...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 9th, 2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

Awesome. Thanks for the trademark info as well! Happy creating. :)
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 9th, 2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

I looked up this application on PAIR on USPTO.gov, and it shows both a final rejection and abandonment for the patent application. That is probably why they got so many ornamental design patents. The...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 9th, 2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

Unfortunately, there is a patent on the tile design (http://www.google.com/patents/US20060043674), by Craig Van Ness and assigned to Hasbro, not just a copyright, which places imitations in a much...
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 9th, 2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

You and your friend are unusually sensible for people doing this kind of work.[/QUOTE]

Haha, thanks. Probably overkill, but we want to do it right.
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 8th, 2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Forum: Custom Terrain & Obstacles March 7th, 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Aethiar
Re: Custom pillars

Hey guys, I'm the other half of this pillars project. Thanks so much for the feedback! It's great to know other people are as excited about the design as I am. :)
I thought I'd weigh in on the...
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