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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2505802
(54) English Title: THE KNOCK ON WOOD LUCKY CHARM KEY CHAIN
(54) French Title: CHAINETTE PORTE-CLES PORTE-BONHEUR « KNOCK ON WOOD »
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A44C 25/00 (2006.01)
  • A44B 15/00 (2006.01)
  • A44C 3/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • FREITAS, ALEX (Canada)
  • FREITAS, ANA (Canada)
(73) Owners :
  • FREITAS, ALEX (Canada)
  • FREITAS, ANA (Canada)
(71) Applicants :
  • FREITAS, ALEX (Canada)
  • FREITAS, ANA (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(74) Associate agent: NA
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2005-04-29
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2006-10-29
Examination requested: 2007-01-18
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract





The patent sought is for exclusive rights to the idea of having a piece of
real wood with the
words "Knock On Wood" on it attached to a key chain and having the said piece
of wood
recognized as The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Medallion. We advise that we are
not
seeking or claiming copyright or trade-mark rights to the words "Knock On
Wood" no more
than anyone can claim exclusive rights to the words God Bless" that are found
on a variety
of numerous products. Therefore, we feel our request in using said words in
conjunction
with The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain invention patent being sought is
reasonable and just.
The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain has no particular function other then
holding
keys like the average key chain; it is merely a novelty item that is intended
to be
recognized as a lucky charm adhering to the superstition of "knock on wood",
which is the
American version of the British "touch wood:.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.



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The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain
CLAIMS
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege
is
claimed are defined as follows:
1. The inventors and owners applying for this patent claim all and exclusive
rights to
The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain as illustrated in the representative
drawing Prototype Picture No. 1 and described in the invention description
portion of
this patent as follows:
Made from a piece of real natural wood cut from a tree branch the size of the
round shaped
(1)wooden medallion is approximately 1/4 inch (.5 cm) in thickness and ranges
from
approximately 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) to 3 inches (7.62 centimeters) in
diameter. The
(2)words "Knock On Wood" are written on the front of the wooden medallion and
the
(1)wooden medallion is covered with a clear varnish. Attached to the (1)wooden
medallion is
a key chain consisting of a (3) 10 mm brass jump ring, (4)5 "figure 8" style
brass links (each
approximately 12 mm in diameter) and a (5)24 mm brass split ring to hold the
keys. Along
the top where the (1)wooden medallion meets the (3) 10 mm brass jump ring is a
small strand
(approximately 2 cm in length) of (6) artificial green leaves for decoration.
2. The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain according to claim 1 can be used as
a novelty good luck charm on it's own, in it's entirety or in separate parts
as
prescribed in these claims.
3. The inventors and owners applying for this patent claim all and exclusive
rights to
The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain as a novelty good luck charm on it's
own, in it's entirety or in part and in conjunction with any other item,
invention or
product that any of it's individual features may be a part of now or in the
future as
prescribed in these claims.
4. The inventors and owners claim all and exclusive rights to use the ~wooden
medallion portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain as an individual
feature that can also be used and recognized as a novelty good luck charm on
it's
own without the key chain portion.



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5. The inventors and owners claim all and exclusive rights to use the
(1)wooden
medallion portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain according to
claim 4 as a novelty good luck charm to be incorporated into other novelty
products
such as but not limited to a good luck charm token, a necklace, a bracelet, a
baseball cap, a belt buckle, a change purse, a stuffed teddy bear and whatever
other novelty type products incorporating the (1)wooden medallion that the
inventors
and owners deem suitable and just and within any applicable governing laws.
6. The inventors and owners claim rights to alter the exterior makeup of the
(1)wooden
medallion portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain according to
claims 1 and 4 by way of decor such as but not limited to altering it's color,
adding
pattern designs or drawings, decorative items such as flowers and additional
text so
long as the basic concept and integrity of the (1)wooden medallion portion of
The
Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain is maintained.
7. The inventors and owners claim rights to alter the makeup of the key chain
portion,
consisting of a (3)10 mm brass jump ring, (4)5 "figure 8" style brass links
(each
approximately 12 mm in diameter) and a (5)24 mm brass split ring, of The Knock
On
Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain according to claim 1 by way of using different
metals
or different size rings, clips or clamps so long as the basic concept and
integrity of
the key chain portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain is
maintained.
8. The inventors and owners claim rights to alter the makeup of the (2)words
"Knock On
Wood" on the front portion of the (1)wooden medallion portion of The Knock On
Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain by way of using different fonts, colors and
different
methods of applying the (2)words "Knock On Wood" on the (1)wooden medallion
portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain so long as the basic
concept and integrity of the (2)words "Knock On Wood" on the front portion of
the
(1)wooden medallion portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain is
maintained.



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9. The inventors and owners claim and reserve the rights to claim exclusive
title to the
concept of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain idea to include broader
elements such as attaching different shaped wooden objects with the (2)words
"Knock On Wood" on them to the key chain and said objects may also be altered
as
suggested for the (1)wooden medallion portion of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm
Key Chain in claim 6 and the (2)words "Knock On Wood" portion may also be
altered
on said objects as suggested in claim 8 and the key chain portion may also be
altered on said objects as suggested in claim 7.
10. The inventors and owners claim and reserve the rights to claim exclusive
title to the
concept of The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain idea and therefore claim
exclusive marketing rights and privileges on any attempts to any invention or
product that in any shape, form or manner, even if it is not made from real
wood but
attempts to duplicate, represent or resemble the concept of The Knock On Wood
Lucky Charm Key Chain in part or in whole or in conjunction thereto according
to
any claims set herein this patent.

Note: Descriptions are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

CA 02505802 2005-04-29
Alex Freitas & Ana Freitas Page 3 of 6 April 29, 2005
The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain
DESCRIPTION 8~ DRAWING
Invention ! Description:
~ The wooden Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Medallion.
~ The words "Knock On Wood" are on the front of the wooden
medallion.
~ 10 mm brass jump
ring.


~ 5 figure 8" style
brass finks.


~ 24 mm brass split
ring.


~ Artifiaal green
leaves.


Made from a piece of real natural wood cut from a
tree branch the size of the round shaped ~wooden
medallion is approximately'/ inch (.5 cm) in
thickness and ranges from approximately 1 inch
(2.54 centimeters) to 3 inches (7.62 centimeters) in
diameter. The ~words "Knock On Wood" are written
on the front of the wooden medallion and the
mwooden medallion is covered with a clear varnish.
Attached to the ~wooden medallion is a key chain
consisting of a ~10 mm brass jump ring, ~5 "figure
8" style brass links (each approximately 12 mm in
diameter) and a ~24 mm brass split ring to hold the
keys. Along the top where the ~wooden medallion
meets the ~10 mm brass jump ring is a small strand
(approximately 2 cm in length) of ~artificial green
leaves for decoration.
The origin of the "knock on wood" or "touch wood" superstition is not clear
and versions vary
when it's researched. Some say that the Irish believed that you should
"knoclrr on woodu to
let the little people know that you are thanking them for a bit of good
fortune. Some writers
have pointed to pre-Christian rituals involving the spirits of sacred trees
such as the oak,
ash, holly or hawthorn. To "touch wood" is a superstitious action taken to
ward off any evil
consequences for boasting and it implies an unspoken hope for continued
success. The
Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Key Chain is unique in that each piece of wood used
to
construct The Knock On Wood Lucky Charm Medallion is real and therefore no 2
pieces
are ever the same just as no 2 individual persons are the same. This is the
concept that
makes and will continue to make this lucky charm extraordinary and authentic
in nature.

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Title Date
Forecasted Issue Date Unavailable
(22) Filed 2005-04-29
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2006-10-29
Examination Requested 2007-01-18
Dead Application 2009-04-29

Abandonment History

Abandonment Date Reason Reinstatement Date
2008-04-29 FAILURE TO PAY APPLICATION MAINTENANCE FEE
2008-05-15 R30(2) - Failure to Respond

Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2005-04-29
Request for Examination $400.00 2007-01-18
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2007-04-30 $50.00 2007-01-18
Current owners on record shown in alphabetical order.
Current Owners on Record
FREITAS, ALEX
FREITAS, ANA
Past owners on record shown in alphabetical order.
Past Owners on Record
None
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