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Zoku has announced the issuance of its latest utility patent, which was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in mid-November last year. United States Patent Number 8,057,207 B2 provides a broad set of claims and protection for Zoku’s innovative line of Quick Pop Makers. The issuance of this patent is the latest of 18 patents that covers Zoku’s products.
Zoku’s patented technology allows users to make ice pops in as little as seven minutes on the countertop without electricity.
“Protection of our intellectual property has been an important part of our strategy, and one that is steeped in the tradition of American innovation,” said Ken Zorovich, president of Zoku. “When we invented the Quick Pop Maker we knew that it was truly original. From the very beginning, we were diligent in filing for proper intellectual property protection. We made sure that we did things properly and invested in the assistance of an experienced global law firm. We wanted to do everything that we could within the law to protect our invention and financial investment.”
In addition to its intellectual property rights in the United States, Zoku and its licensors also holds international patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Mary Jurek Design’s Santa Fe round serve tray is made of 18/8 stainless steel and features an etched basketweave interior pattern and decorated with blue onyx stones. It can be hand washed only, but is said to never need polishing, noted the company.