When Rabbits Lay Eggs: BRION RAFFOUL’s Favourite Easter Patents

Spring is in the air, and Easter is around the corner.  BRION RAFFOUL LLP is sharing our favourite Easter-related patents as we hop towards our favourite spring holiday.

US Patent No. 1,484,796 – Egg Laying Toy

At a certain age, children become sceptical about the Easter bunny (though they may hide their scepticism to keep the chocolate coming!).  After all, how can a rabbit lay eggs?  This patent for an “egg-laying toy”, filed over a century ago, aims to keep the Easter bunny’s magic alive.

US Patent No. 4,124,135 – Hinged Plastic Easter Egg

One type of Easter egg is always a favourite: an egg with an extra surprise inside!  Whether the egg is chocolate and stuffed with a toy, or a large plastic egg filled with an assortment of candy, this hinged plastic Easter egg is guaranteed to delight the recipient.  However, you may need a very large mechanical rabbit to lay this Easter egg.

Our team at BRION RAFFOUL LLP wishes you a happy Easter!

BRION RAFFOUL LLP will be closed April 7, 2023, for Good Friday and will reopen on Monday, April 10, 2023.   The Canadian Intellectual Property Office will be closed on both Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10, 2023.  The US Patent and Trademark Office will remain open on both days.