This Halloween: Dress Up Your Pet with Patents Halloween will be different. Depending where you are, trick or treating may be ill-advised or prohibited. So why not dress up your pet and take pictures from the safety of your own home? Here are a few patented pet costumes from the USPTO database to give you some ideas ­­­– your dog will not thank you, but why should 2020 be any better for him than the rest of us?

U.S. Design Patent No. D806, 325 S

Issued December 26, 2017
Inventor: Eugenia Judy Chen of Burbank, CA

This patented costume makes your dog look like a panda walking on two legs. The video shown here made headlines, and this YouTube video got 653,940 views.

U.S. Design Patent No. D699, 403

Issued February 11, 2014
Inventors: Jill Holterhaus, Elyse Sikora, Jeremy Berghoff, Claire Lorman of Minnesota
Assigned to Target Brands

This costume makes it look like a woman is surfing (skateboarding?) on your dog’s back.


U.S. Design Patent No. D688, 423

Issued August 20, 2013
Inventors: Jeremy Berghoff and Elyse Sikora of Minneapolis, MN
Assigned to Target Brands

Would you like your dog to look like there’s a teddy bear driving a car on his/her back? Well, head to Target now!

U.S. Design Patent No. D688,422

Issued August 20, 2013
Inventors: Jeremy Berghoff and Elyse Sikora of Minneapolis, MN
Assigned to Target Brands

This is a variation on the teddy bear car costume above. Also available at Target.


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    Pro Say
    November 2, 2020 05:08 pm

    Chris — do not attempt to take this journey alone (pro se). By the time you realize you’ve mad mistakes (and you will) — particularly in what you do and don’t say about your invention — it will be too late.

    You don’t know what you don’t know; and many mistakes can never be rectified once you’ve file your application.

    Start by investing in Gene’s Invent + Patent System (see ad this page) — a real steal for only $99.

    DO NOT contact any companies before you have at bare minimum filed a provisional patent application.

  • [Avatar for Chris Little]
    Chris Little
    November 2, 2020 10:15 am

    I have an idea for a pet accessory. It is a safety device, and a thing they wear. I’m working on a patent for it. Anybody know how to contact companies that sell/distribute these things? Thank you in advance!!!