Do I need a patent to sell my teeth whitening paste? 3 Answers as of May 16, 2011My paste is all natural and doesn't cause any tooth sensitivity and is really easy to use. With all the different teeth whitening pastes already on the market, do I need to get a patent to start trying to market the paste I make?
Michael M. Ahmadshahi | Michael M. Ahmadshahi, Ph.D., Esq.
You are not obligated to obtain a patent on your new product but it is recommended. A patent on your product would protect you from potential competitors copying and selling your product without your permission.
Answer Applies to: California