Have you ever had an idea for an invention, and then have someone try to steal it?
Three years ago we had the idea for the ezpz Happy Mat (purely out of mealtime frustration) and, wow, what a journey it has been since! We thought we would bring awareness to a serious problem faced by MANY inventors and small businesses: KNOCK-OFFS.
ezpz's Utility Patent issued on October 11, 2016. In simple terms, this protection applies to the self-sealing "suction" feature of ezpz’s all-in-one placemat and plates / bowls. Contrary to popular belief, once your invention (IP) is registered and protected, it doesn't mean that knock-offs disappear from the marketplace. In fact, many companies, including some that are quite large + powerful, knowingly disregard this protection and "bully" the original inventors out of the marketplace.
be more mindful when shopping and sharing. Also, if you have an invention, we say GO FOR IT! Although the ezpz life can be emotionally exhausting, we wouldn't change our path for anything.