J.M. Smucker has been granted a patent for an ornamental design of a canister. GlobalData’s report on J.M. Smucker gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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J.M. Smucker's grant share as of June 2023 was 1%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Ornamental design for a canister

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The J.M. Smucker Co

The granted patent (Publication Number: USD0987437S) pertains to an ornamental design for a canister. The patent claims the exclusive rights to the unique design of the canister as shown and described in the accompanying documentation.

The patent does not provide specific details about the design of the canister, but it emphasizes the ornamental aspect of the design. This suggests that the design is intended to be visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing. The canister may have distinctive features or embellishments that set it apart from conventional canisters.

The patent claims ownership of the design, meaning that no other entity can produce or sell a canister with the same ornamental design without obtaining permission or licensing from the patent holder. This exclusivity allows the patent holder to protect their design and potentially gain a competitive advantage in the market.

While the patent does not disclose any technical or functional aspects of the canister, it is important to note that design patents primarily focus on the visual appearance of a product rather than its functionality. Design patents are commonly sought for consumer products, where the aesthetic appeal plays a significant role in attracting customers.

Overall, the granted patent (Publication Number: USD0987437S) protects the ornamental design of a canister. The patent holder has exclusive rights to the unique design, preventing others from producing or selling a canister with the same design without permission. This patent highlights the importance of visual appeal in consumer products and the value of protecting unique designs in the market.

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