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Trendler’s Americana Series: Patent Protected Design

Since 1932, Trendler has designed, manufactured and distributed dependable swivels and barstool seating products that furnish everyday living interiors.

From small restaurants to large venues and everything in between, Trendler’s Americana Series is designed to create a one-of-a-kind space. Trendler’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Stefan Gfesser is pleased to announce that The United States Patent and Trademark office has accepted our design patent application for the series.

What is a patent?

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available.

There are two types of patents:

  1. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;
  2. Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture;.

During the spring and summer of 2018, Trendler gathered very specific documentation to file a design patent for The Americana Series. They first gathered drawings which included all views of the chair and barstools design. Design patent drawings are extremely important in the application process. In fact, the application contains few words and far more images. The images bring your design to life and give the reviewer a sense of what you are requesting to patent.

On September 1, 2020 Trendler was issued Patent Number D 894,624 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “Innovation can change the world and the Americana Series design can be described as versatile, warmth, strength and functional design. We are experts in product development and that is clearly showcased in the Americana Series. Our team’s wide-ranging knowledge and decades of expertise enables us to create furniture that our customers can feel confident investing in,” said Gfesser.

Customers can discover the beauty and dependability of solid wood mixed with metal in the series design. Using a blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods, each chair and barstool combines a metal frame with solid wood legs, precisely cut and made in the USA. With endless choices of customization, The Americana Series fits any style and décor.

Quality You Can Count On

Whether it’s Trendler’s Wood Series, Metal Series or Americana Series, our chairs and barstools manufactured at our factory in Chicago feature quality components for a smooth, efficient and reliable performance. Call us at 773.581.8598 to place your order today!