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The NYIGF happens twice annually (in January and August) and is open to the trade only. Held in New York City, the Fair hosts 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best product lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. They see themselves as an “incubator for design,” fostering emerging talents along the way.

This year, there will be 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries. That’s a lot of idea-makers and idea-buyers gathered in one place. Here, it’s all out on the table — designer’s and manufacturers’ intellectual property for all to see, with attendees possibly assuming they can freely use your IP in their own products.

This new line of fully customizable backpacks features a patent-pending strap design. Made from durable silicone, the straps have multiple holes for sizing and adding accessories like a carabineer or one of the complementary “Calamari” charms in monster, animal and voodoo doll designs. The straps are available in ten colors, and can be removed and interchanged to customize the backpack.

For many years, the Intellectual Property Attorneys at Cook Alex have helped protect the IP and new product designs for manufacturers across many diverse categories. We make sure our clients have a well-written, finely-tuned provisional patent application on file for their new products, before it’s possible for others to use your IP without asking and compensating you for it. Maybe you are planning to showcase your product at an event like the New York International Gift Fair one day soon. We’re here (and there) to help.

Get to the NYIGF

Twice a year, an astounding array of the world’s best home, gift and lifestyle resources converge at the NYIGF®…offering an incredible selection of exceptional merchandise in one convenient, well-organized marketplace.